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Array GREENWOOD, B. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 17,  1909.  . No.-49  j'  Passing Throng i  Eholt  on June 15th,  Mrs.   Alex. Belaek a  week  other  GREENWOOD LIQUOR CO  IMPORTERS, GREENWOOD, B. C.  PHOENIX, B. 0.  Is opposite the Great Northern depot and is a delightful  haven for the weary traveler. Great veins of hot water  run through the entire house, and bathrooms are always at the service of those in eearr-h of material  cleanliness. The dining room is an enemy to dyspepsia,  while thc aitistic appointment of the liquid refreshment  makes the drinks go down like eating fruit in a flower  garden, The sample rooms are the largest in the monn-  tains and a pleasure to drummers with big trunks.  JAS. MARSHALL        -       -       PROPRIETOR  <sm^^^mi^ximmi!^r^^jms^mia,iW!^^^sssm^3^s^m^  PHOENIX BEER  j is delicious in taste and free from impurities.   Order  a case or bottle at the earliest opportunity.  Phoenix - Brewing =��������� Co.  (Limited.)  The Pride of Western Canada. Phone 138, Greenwood  EffiSI������Bffi22!ElEffl2ESE3SSSSEB8Ei^K&EaBIE  3383XS332S3SS  ���������Greenwood, is the homo for working men of all nations.   It ia  convenient to thosmeltor on the hill.   Tho dining room is sup-  g plied with tasty anil 'substantial food, while the bar contains the  best wet goods in tho market,  premises.    Hot and cold baths.  Eloctric lights all over the  Oia Lofstad,   Proprietor  ,Wild roses are plentiful around  Greenwood.  - John Prescott is pounding steel  at the Bruce. " -  ��������� W. H. Norris, J. P., of Midway  was in the city Tuesday.  H. L. Steeves, the' lumberman,  was in the city this week.  J. A. Chenier is down from the  West Fork for a few days.  . Sid Oliver can furnish you with  ice in small or large chunks.  J. Y. Younghusband was down  from the West Fork this week.  .'  Ed. Rowland came in yesterday  to take a position on the Times.  S. A. and Mrs. Crowell of Midway were visitors in the city Tuesday-  -  Martin Burvell, M. P., and wife  returned to Grand Forks on Tuesday.  ��������� A new crossing was put in last  week at the corner of Greenwood  streets.  John McKellar of -Eholt may  take a look at .Prince Rupert next  month.  Born���������In  to Mr. and  daughter.  -Forbes M. Kerby, P. L. S., of  Grand Forks was a visitor in the  city this week.  F. W. McLaiue left this  on a trip to Vancouver and  coast points.  E. W. Bishop left Thursday last  on a trip through  tho Okanagan  and to the coast.  ,--  Bill Robinson left Monday for  an extended visit with friends in  North Bay, Ont.  A band of cattle for P. Burns &  Co. were brought in from the  Okanagan this week.  The- Princeton Star says that  Mrs Semerad is recovering nicely  from a burn on her hand. . -  ,  Rev. F.^V. Vcnables returned  Saturday from attending the synod  of Kootenay held "at Nelson':"'.   __  . Harry Comber returned to the  city. Tuesday to take charge of the  boarding house at the Sunset mine.  Mrs. Sidney Oliver and three  sons left this week to spend a  mouth with friends in New Westminster.  Friday last wire connections to  the Bay mine were made by the  Greenwood City Waterworks Co.  and the juice turned on. A force  of men hasbeen put on to run the  tunnel to tap the vein at depth.  Oscar Lauritz, who has been  with P. Burns & Co. for the past  three years," left on Tuesday for a  trip to Nelson and other points.  While away he may take up some  land near Lethbiidge in Alberta.  At a society function in the city  last Sunday evening it was ^suggested by one of tho gentlemen  present that the ladies should remain and seo a neighbor appear in  his nightshirt.���������Com.  Chesaw men are looking at the  Dayton, near Bridesville, with a  view to buying it.  The Le Roi, near Bridesville,  may soon be run by a stock company.  Messrs. Noycs & McDonald have  taken over tho Bonndary Creek  Times aud it is their intention to  make it one of tho best papers in  city.  There was a dance at the Ven-  dome hotel last Friday evening.  Randolph Stuart is now city  editor of the B. C. Times.  Harry Kayes has bought three  improved lots at Rock Creek from  B. Ingraham with the intention of  making a residence for himself  and family. The price is said to  be'$1,000.  Messrs. A. M. Davidson and J.  W. Millar left on Saturday for  Graoum in Alberta, where they  will establish a paper to be called  the Press. A host of friends in  B. C. wish them success amid tho  wheat Gelds of sunny Alberta.  We were talking about mean  men the other day, when Jim Copland said the meanest person he had  met was a man named McAllister  who had a government contract in  Jamaica about forty years ago.  Natives were' employed in thc  \y.ork, and in part payment for thor  labor McAllister was to furnish  each six herrings daily. McAllister split the herring and doled o.it  six halves. The natives objected,  pointing out that the herring had  only ono eye. McAllister replied :  " It issthat feesh, more especially  horriu', iu Scotland have but one  eye, whativerl" In conclusion,  Mr. Copland said : " I suppose you  don't believe that," but there  wasn't a doubting Thomas in tbe  S.   A.   Crowell and wife spent  Sunday in Colville.  Bill .Robinson has sold his ice  business'to Sid Oliver.  It is-reported-, that, work is to  start on the^Brpoklyn."  J. E. McAllister returned from  tho coast on Saturday.  Up tho West Fork more men  have gone to work on.tho,Rambler.  Mesdames Marshall and Tait of  Phoenix spent Sunday in Nelson.  The prospects of Greenwood  were never brighter than at present  The school children of Bridesville will hold a picnic upon June  ,'30th. -V  Curly Campbell left on Sunday  to act as chef at tho Golden Eagle  mine.  James Copland of Bridesville  was in the'city .this week upon  mining business.  The Boundary Falls smelter expects to run its furnaces with Hos-  mer coke.  Several of the high-grade properties near Greenwood are working  this summer.  Several men aro working at the  Sunset getting the mine in shape  for operation.  Rev. S. Lundy of Phoenix  preached the K. of P. memorial  service iu Trail last Sunday.  Marcus Martin of Moyie and  Miss Margaret Vincent of Phoenix  were married in  Nelson last week.  Dr. J. E. Spankie and Mrs.  Spankie are visiting tho exposition in Seattle. Miss Mulligan accompanies them.  Several men are opening up the  coal seam discovered by J. II.  East, not far from .Mid way, under  the direction of Ed. Pope.  Mark Madden will arrive in  Greeuwoodnext week it is said for  the purpose of putting a force of  men to work at the Providence.  Mrs. Roussa and daughter left  last Saturday on a vibit to Salt  Lake City. Mr. Roussa has gone  to Vancouver upon a business trip.  J. E. Summers .came in Saturday to spend a "day or two. He is  engaged in sorting ore at the  Golden Eaglo ir,.Uv������:r. on the.North  Fork.  A marriage license was issued at  the government oflice on the 10th  inst. to Clavborn Franklin Vivian  and Alice Runcls, both of Nespc-  lam, Wash.  Judge Spinks of Vernon held  county court in Greenwood Tuesday. A number of cases were disposed of, including one under the  Speed}' Trials' Act. The accused  was let oil on suspended sentence.  Frank Sherwood, U. S. deputy  collector of custome at Ferry, was  in tho city for a few hours Friday-  last. Mr. Sherwood has been  transferred to tho coast for the  summer months.  A son of 0?car Hartmann of the  Silver Spring brewery, Anaconda,  fell while Ashing Saturday last and  a twig penetrated one of his eyes.  He was taken to Spokane for treatment by a specialist.  Soon as the Dominion Copper  company is reorganized, which  will be early next month, the ������21,-  000 owing for wages will be paid.  The mines and smelter of this  company .will resume operations  during the first week in August.  It is proposed to sink a shaft in  Rock creek near the old crossing  for the purpose of testing the creek  for heavy placer gold. Thc creek  has never been bottomed, owing to  tho finding of quicksand by' the  old methods and it is thought that  deep down there 'will be found  large quantities of tho yellow  metal. Such a discovery would  create great excitement in all the  territory west of Greenwood.  are full, and for their accommodation boarding cars to thevn'umber  of 20 have been built or are under  construction. The highest water  is now believed' to be past, and  nothing is in sight to hinder a  speedy prosecution of the work. ���������  Keretneos Chronicle.  ! Western Float  The Copper Outlook.  Experts in New York expect  nearly all copper slocks to advance  20 to '30 per cent within four  months. The Curb has the following remarks upon the red metal :  The position of the copper mefal  market has been materially  strengthened during the past week,  and at tho moment prices are at  the highest level they have reached  in , many months. Tho leading  Lake producers are sold up through  this month and July and will not  sell a pound of copper for August  or September delivery at anything  under 14 cents. Even at this  figure they are not pressing stocks  for sale, as they feel very strong in  their position' and look for still  further improvement in prices  within a very short time.  Elcctrolyeic is not offered under  13'f and cannot be had under that  price, and other grades have enjoyed a proportionate advance.  There have been some quotations  reported slightly under these figures  during tho last few days, but they  have been on small lots of copper.  Consumers who have tried to get  any quantity of metal at recent  quotations have been refused by  all the leading agencies. Even at  present asking prices it is doubtful if very large supplies could be  engaged.  According to the best information available the buying of the  last month or two has been principally for the account of actual consumers both here and abroad, although naturally there has been  Eome speculative buying. This  speculative account is not considered a dangerous factor, and it  will not come on the market in all  probability until the price has advanced at least a cent or two. By  that time id may be a good thing  for the market to have these speculative holdings hanging over it, as  they wili have a tendency to check  a too rapid advance. A runaway  market is never a desirable thing,  as past experiences have taught us.  Things impossible today may be  commonplace tomorrow.  Argo  party  The Coal Strike.  It was expected in Coleman that  the strike would have been over  last week and work resumed last  Monday," but the dangerous illness of F. II. Sherman prevented,  as he could not attend the meeting of the board of conciliation.  T. C. Brook was appointed in his  place and he says that' he believes  the strike will bo over in a few  days and harmony once more pro-  vail in the coal camps. F. II.  Sherman is ill with appendicitis.  Railway Progress-  Work on railway construction is  now in full swing here, with Doug.  Stewart as foroman. , About 2,(100  feetNof rails were laid on Wednesday and 2,200 feet yesterday, which  brought the line up to tho first  river crossing; and work on the  bridge will bo proceeded with at  once, with the aid of two pile  drivers which have been erected  and are now standing on the Y.  Tho bridge, which crosses tho river  at an angle, will bo about 800 feet  in length. The force of workmen  will number 250 when the ranks  ���������The South Tunnel.  The first meeting of the  Mining and Tunnel company- was  held in Greenwood upon Tuesday  evening. Ola Lofstad was elected  president, A. S. Black, secretary,  and H. Shafer, general manager.  Jerome McDonnel, Oscar Hart-  mann aud J. Williamson were appointed directors. The tunnel on  the line between Greenwood and  Anaconda is G x S in size and is .in  100 feet. A force of nine men are  employed upon the work. It is  expected that the first lead of silver-gold ore will be struck in 000  feet, and it is expected that four  leads will be struck within 150 feet  of each other. On the surface  shafts have beeu sunk in several  places that showed gold ore averaging over $75 in values. Threa  shifts are now employed in the  tunnel and a 4-drill compressor  will be installed in a few days.  This great tunnel means much for  Greenwood.  E.   L.  F.    Da-vcy,  W. A. John-  Thomas  Grand Lodge Officers.  At the meeting of tho Grand  Lodge of Odd Fellows, held in  Vancouver last week, the follow-  ofTiccrs were elected :  Grand Master, Wallace Law,  Vancouver.  Eeputy  Grand   Master,  Webber, New Westminster.  Grand Warden, W. H. Cullen,  Victoria.  Grand   Secretary,  Victoria.  Grand Treasurer,  stone, Vancouver.  Grand Representative  Emhleton. Rossland.  Tho Rebekah grand lodgo officers are: ;  Grand President, Miss Bacom,  Nelson ; deputy grand president,  Mrs. J. J. Haniia, Vancouver;  grand warden, Mrs. Evans, Rops-  liind ; grand secretary, Mrs. F. A.  Walker, Victoria ; grand treasurer,  Mrs. Langham, Ladysmith.  City Council.  The council met on Monday  evening.  Assessor reported roll call completed and returned. It was accepted as prepared by HS30s.-:or.  Temporary loan bylaw, authorizing the corporation to borrow  $4,000, was completed without  amendment.  E. W. Ilisliop was instructed to  couple up the water connections rt  the cemetery.  Council adjourned.  Tho Columbia cigar is a large  and free-smoking cigar. ! It is sold  in ail mountain towns and made in  Nelson,   :   , .  The Mascott at Rossland is to  be developed,' $35,000 having been  raised for that purpose.  Ben Williamson' has reopened  the Watson hotel in Rossland.  E. A. Smith, formerly of Rossland, met with an automobile accident in Victoria from which he  died. ' -  A Eossland man has a tame  coyote chained in his back yard.  Tlie labor market in Dawson is  overstocked and there is no employment available.  T. Graham of Revelstoke is  clearing up the trail to the Lanark  mine, so that prospective buyers  can get a chance to look at the  property.  Judge Spinks and wife later in  the year intend to settle on a farm  they own about eleven miles from  Los Angeles.  A leading American capitalist  has'M'eceutiy invested heavily iu  Grand Prairie.  E. Jacobs is writing np the  mines of East Kootenay for London and New York mining journals.  The body of Charles Diamond,  who was drowned in Moyie lake,  has not yet been found, although  over 200 pounds of dynamite have  been used in an effort to procure it.  The Moyie Leader says that one  man at the'St. Eugene mine has  thrown up his job because he saw  a ghost or the devil every night  on the flume south of the mill.  This would seem to support the  theory of the fifth dimension.  A company has been formed in  England to work a coal property  a short distance south of Coleman.  The coal miners at Bellevue and  other camps on the Crow want  an all Canadian miners' union.  - Work is to be resumed upon the  True Blue, the coming copper mine  of Kaslo.  During May 1,313 tons of ore  wero shipped through Kaslo.. It  was zinc, with the exception of 60  tons of galena.  John Spiers of Nelson has opened  a restaurant in Kaslo.  Lr Trail liquor licenses now cost  $300.a year.- *      ,���������.-'_  In the Slocan last week high  water washed away a.vast number  of logs belonging to the Patrick  Lumber Co.  Opposite Cape Flattery tbe Car-  manah Coal Co. will drill for coal,  having purchased a $2,000 diamond  drill for that purpose.  Chickens are being raised in  Prince Rupert.  John Houston will start a morning paper in Prince Rupert. He  is already interested in two others.  The Empire prints a handsome  picture of 10 out of the 17 cider  joints in which booze is sold in  Prince Rupert.  Frank Hartingpr will build a  cement block hotel in Grand Forks.  He recently bought a lot on the  corner of First street and Winnipeg avenue for $2,000.  Wm. Lord, who hhs been living  in Boundary Falls for over two  years, is one of tho best horsemen  in the country.  Finley Mathewson. a brakman  on a slag train, had his spine  broken last Friday by falling off  the tram at the Granby smelter.  Local option in Grand Forks  would improve the saloon business  in Danville.  About 100 Doukhobor women  and children arrived in Grand  Forks last week to work on the  ranch formerly owned by Jack  Coryell and Billy Murray.  A. W. Webster of Phoenix and  Mrs.- Annie Crystal of Cascade  were married a few days ago.  About twenty men are doing assessment work upon their claims  around Franklin camp.  Wm. Harvey and Ed. Hanbridge  were receully drowned in the Yu  kon river at Five Fingers.    Their  boat upset in the swift current.  Coal is being mined at Five  Fingers in the Yukon.  The new electric light power  house nnd' pumping station at  Kelowna burned down Just week,  causing a loss of $12,000.  Near Vernon Win. Bradley was  recently found dead at his cabin  upon Six Mile creek.  Billy Pool's mine, the Nugget,  on Sheep creek, turns out $S,000  in Gold every twenty days with a  four-stamp mill.  Premier MeBride and the Hon.  Thos. Taylor will be in Nelson a  week from today.  The Enderby Press says that  Paddy Murphy is all smiles those  days because ho ia getting tho big  end of $70,000 from tho sale of the  Winslow in tho Lardeau.  Tho strawberry season is open  on Kootenay lake.  Princeton will celebrate, Dominion Diiy. 1  m,  The Star says that the, E. T.  Bank will open a branch in Princeton in a f<nv months."  The government will build a  bridge at Ashnola. ','��������� \  Free miners eannot kill game is.  the close season except in unorga-a^  ized districts.  It is now stated that the iroa  horse will puff in Princeton by the  middle of October. It will reach  Hedley by the end of August.  Roy Jamieson has sold his bake  shop in Hedley and gone to Cali- '  for nia.  It often takes Victoria ��������� papers  longer to reach Hedley than those  from Toronto.  In Dawson potatoes are 10 cents  a pound and eggs from $10 to $28  a case.  Bill'Jenkins, better known as  Coal Oil Johnnie, died this spring  in the Yukon.  Frank Lucy was killed at Gold-  field by falling down a shaft.'  During the past four, years a  flouring mill has failed every ten  days in the two Dakotas and Minnesota.  Canada now ships more fish than  any other country. The fisheries  yield three millions of dollars more  a year than lumbering.  Billy Bennett .will work the  Mountain Con in the Slocan this  summer.  Billy McClurg is reported to be  the greatest fisherman in the Slocan. Nearly all the ffsh in Bear  lake know him.  Nelson now has a Canadian Club.  John Miles of Cascade lost his appendix iu Grand Forks last.week.  Frank "Royer has two bear cubs  at his livery stable in Grand Forks.  Frank should train them to eat  hay arid draw a buggy.  A rancher at Grand Forks has  been feeding the editor of tho Gazette upon green peas. Lucky to  be an editor at the Forks.  A board of trade is to be organized at Nakusp. That town was  the original home of The Ledge.  The Mundy sawmill at Three  Valley was burned last week,  causing a loss of more than $100,-  000.  At Revelstoke the manager of  the Norris & Rowe circus had/to  pay $200 because some of his men -  sold liquor"witbout-a license.;-,-The ..���������  stranger in -Revelstoke who breaks '  the law evidently has to pay the  top price.  , Lew Thompson has a deal on for  the disposal of .the Baltimore and  Brooklyn at Ferguson.  The cows in Revelstoke must  not eat the grass growing upon the  boulevards. Thus things change  since Billy Cowan first struck the  camp.  Some fine bear cubs have recently -  been captured near Revelstoke.  Harry Brown of Barkerville was  instantly killed while hunting by  the accidental discharge of his gun/~  Tha C. P. R will have an enor-   -  inous westbound traffic this sum-.   .  mer. No doubt many of the counts"  will take a look at the Boundary. i4  J. A. Stone of Revelstoke received a shipment of gold last  week from Smith creek in the Big  Bend.  E. S. [Kinman, formerly of the  Lardeau, is suing the City of Vancouver for $50,000 for having him  arrested jin connection with a row  over Doadman's island.  Ninety per cent of the sawmills  in the interior of B- C. are now iu  operation, aud the demand for  lumber is very heavy east of the  Rockies.  George Alexander has returned  to Kaslo after a loug visit to England.  The Oyster mine at Camborno  will shortly resujae operations.  Vancouver is a hot town, for it  now has a plant that is making  turpentine  Orient will celebrate the Fourth  of July.  At Orient operations wero resumed last week at tho First  Thought mine, and it is said that  two carloads of ore will be shipped  every week to Trail.'  Bill Tuttle, formerly of Fernie,  is running a real estate business  in Spokane.  C.   A. Stoess has moved from  Ivcrcmeos to Kelowna, whore for  several years he will   be resident-  engineer  for   the   Belgo-Canadiaii  Fruit Lands Co.  Daniel Rogers and Miss Jessie  Phelps were; married in Fairview  last': week,.'.. They 'will reside in  Spokane.   '  The ��������� Presbyterians in Kelowna  propose to build a $22,000 church.  Last week the Trail smelter sent  355,000 worth of silver to China.  During the past week ab:iufc  $15,000 in wages was paid to tho  omployeesof the Granby and Snow-  shoe mines iu Phoenix.  E."P. Sheo calls his combined  hotels in Phoenix The Kings. Tho  Balmoral and , Bellcv-tie, are novv  but memories of tbe'pabt, t-r--  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  ��������� a*^a/\������v w\a/w v\av\&/\������v w w\a ���������  THE PARASOL.  By   Martha   Cobb   Sanford.  <l  Copyrighted,    IMS,    by    Associated   |>  Literary Press. P  ��������� wwwwwwvwwwv./vw������  So far ns Tom  Brewster was concerned, feminine accessories were fashioned for the sole purpose of frightening  masculine  beholders,    if,  for  instance,   when  walking on  the nvenue  In   town  he saw  a  mass  of  dancing  plumes nnd feathery streamers about j  to swoon clown upon him, he shied ns I  would n nervous thoroughbred at the ,  eight of fluttering paper. , j  This  timidity  was  duo  both  to.his j  temperament   and   his   circumstances.  His   mother  had   died  when   he   was  very young, he had had no sisters, had  never cared for women's society, nnd ',  lust,  but  far   from    least,  hud  never ,  availed   himself   of   the   privilege   of [  studying the eternal  feminine in  the  abstract���������that is, by gazing into shop  windows.   ��������� j  And so it happened that Annette J  Avery, with her niflly gowns and j  nlaruni supreme, her whirling parasol,  terrified Tom to the point of paralysis.  From Uie hotel veranda, painfully conscious of his own ineligibility, he  watched other men from time to I hue  stroll off with her, all of them mlupts  In the art of parasol manipulation.  Ordinarily such an exhibition of (lip-  pant superiority would not have piqued  liiin. It would have either roused his  disdain or escaped his observation altogether. But for some reason wholly  unintelligible to himself the thought  of any other man's holding Miss  Avery's parasol sent him into a state  of feverish emotion.  Tom wns nothing if not iugcnioifc  and persistent. In the seclusion of his  t) by 0 hotel bedroom he practiced twirling a carefully poised umbrella over his shoulder. The idiocy  of it tickled his demure sense of humor, and the results were very gratifying.  Whether the bewildering presence of  Miss Avery beside him would upset  this heroically acquired equilibrium  could only be discovered by putting  himself to the actual test lie decided  to risk it.  ���������'.Miss Avery"���������he ventured on having the good luck to find her alone on  "THEN  ACCEPT      ME,      DEAREST,  .PLEADED.  TOM  the veranda in the early part of an  Idyllic summer day���������"won't you let mc  puddle you up the creek a bit this  morning V  Gracious as was Miss Avery's acknowledging smile, it could not quite  conceal the astonishment in her wide  open blue eyes. This Tom noticed,  meeting the implication gallantly.  "You see," he explained, endeavoring to toss off the words with worldly  ease, "you are so diseouragiiigly popular, Miss Avery.' This is t he first  time I ever found you���������detached, as it  were."  Annette Avery laughed with delightful ingenuousness.  "I'd love to go, Mr. Brewster," she  assured   him.     "It's   too   glorious   a  "sunshade?"   It tickled her fancy.  "How do you know'.'" she asked him  tcasingly.  "Because you always carry it," was  Tom's candid admission.  "That's because I haven't auy  other," Annette informed him. "But It  doesn't matter, really. It was just a  garish cretonne thing."  Of these extraordinary specifications  Tom took rapid mental note. The next  day found him scouring the rural metropolis of Greenville for something  that corresponded to Annette's description and to his own visual recollection  of the ill fated parasol. But nowhere  had such a novelty as a "garish  cretonne-sunshade" ever been heard  of.  lie told Annette so when, weary and  disgusted, ho returned lo tlie hotel.  She laughed at him mercilessly.  "Is it so funny V" he asked her wistfully.  '���������"Well, you are," she enlightened him;  "cretonne is quite a now thing for  parasols to be made of. It's generally  used for covering chairs and cushions  and window boxes and things like  that. So very probably all the shopkeepers over in Greenville thought you  were crazy when you asked them for a  cretonne para���������sunshade."  '���������They acted so," was Tom's feeling  ! comment.  A few days later, forearmed with  this wealth of "erolounic" information,  Tom took his way confidentially up to  town. Annette com fori cd herself with  the thought that nothing short of very  urgent business had forced him to postpone even for a day their morning paddle up the creek, which had come lo be  for each of them au accepted and anticipated pleasure.  On his return, although (or more likely because!) it was late in tlie evening  and full moonlight, Tom sought out  Annette in the gay chatting groups on  the hotel veranda and quietly signaled  to her.  "Get something to throw around  you. Annette," be directed, "aud let's  ; go down on the beach for a stroll. Thc  i moonlight is beautiful on the water."  j Annette, her heart fluttering prophet-  i ically, acquiesced without a moment's  ! hesitation.  When they had found a sheltered  nook on the lee side of a picturesque  old rock, Tom took off his overcoat  and spread it for Annette to sit upon.  As lie did so a long, narrow package  dropped on the sand at his feet.  ' "What's that?" asked Annette suspiciously.  '���������Something I picked up in town,"  Tom chuckled.   "Want to see it?"  AYith exasperating deliberation Tom  unrolled the wrappings.  "Of course," answered the truly feminine girl, perched, on the rock.  "There!" be exclaimed at length, unfurling the treasure. "Do you like it?"  "Oh, .what a beauty!" gasped Annette. "I never had such a���������I menu I  never saw such a lovely one. But,  Tom, cretonne would have beou all  right."  Tom shook his head as one who  knows whereof he speaks.  "No," he told'her boastfully. "The  cretonne ones aren't in thc same class  with this. I know because I've got  two awfully garish ones of that kind  for you up at the hotel."  "Why, Tom Brewster!" reproved Annette in astonishment. "Really, I can't  accept"���������  "What?" interrupted Tom calmly as  with the slender tip of the parasol,  i which was all one mass of exquisite  | filmy flowers, he -made marks in the  smooth sand, upon which the moon-  i light shone with uumistakable distinct-  ' iicss.  j Annette, her eyes tracing with fascinated wonder the written words, "I  love you," almost forgot Tom's question.  "I couldn't accept but one," she suddenly roused herself to answer.  "Then accept me, dearest," Tom  pleaded, smiling up at her.  As to what happened then under the  sheltering "sunshade" even the man  in the moon was left to imagine.  REPORTING- PARLIAMENT.  MR.  HENPEKT'S EFFORT.  British Houses Now- Have Their Own  Reporters at Last.  For the  first time  in  six hundred  years the British Parliament is now  being, reported-by its own official reporters.   This is not all.   The speech  of each  M.P., whether a  flash from  the  Labor  benches  or a  moan  from  the midst of the Liberal host, a cry  from a back-bench "Lib.-Soc," or a  big  "statement"  from some  head  of  the Government, like Mr.  Churchill,  is  taken  clown in  shorthand  by the  staff of official stenographers, printed  during the night, and lumped dully,-;  a dead weight of chilled oratory, on |  tlie table of each M.P. the next morn- [  ing!   ]>'or the official order has gone t  forth that everv speech is to be of- !  ficially  reported   "fully."    This   will  moan  a far longer report even than  that of "Hansard."  Happily,   the   fromers   ot  the  new  regime have put in a clause permitting  the   Superintendent   (Mr.  Dods  Shaw)  and  his  eleven   official  shorthand   writers  to   leave   out   "repetitions."   This in the course of the session  will  lighten thc'sarcophagus of  speeches   by  many   hundred   weights I  avoirdupois.    For   instance,   when   a j  speaker  says,  "I-I���������I���������I���������I'  think," j  it will only amount to two words, and j  not six. |  But one wonders what would have ,  happened to Chatham's great "Never!  ���������never!!���������never!!!" |  In great indignation, Pultcncy, in  thc middle of the eighteenth century, '  inveighed against the reporting of  Parliament, and said: "It is making1  speakers account without doors for,  what they said within." An unwar- j  ranlable crime! I  But peers, M.P.'s, Dr. Johnson, and  others reported Parliament more or  less by stealthy, and a change came  at last.  There came a day when���������on February 19, 1835���������the press for the first  time had an allotted position in the  House of Commons. Now there is a  recognized Press Gallery both in  Lords and Commons. For some years  tliere has been a staff of shorthand  writers working under a contractor  who has printed a long succession of  heavy volumes of Parliamentary  speeches known as "Hansard."  And now it is "Hansard"- no longer,  but a staff of shorthand writers up-  pointed by the Legislature itself.  In the matter of reporting to the  people the more democratic House  has always been the House of Lords.  This assembly had a recognized Press  Gallery when the House supposed to  represent the will of the people was  still barring out the reporter.  Now, in this year 1909, while the  House of Commons will be still keeping even the new official reporters up  in the Gallery, where the hearing is  not perfect, the House of Lords will  have its reporters down among the  peers, on the floor of the House, where  not a syllable is lost.  Here, Mr. Arthur Walter, the chief  reporter of the realm, will take down  ovorv word   of  the  debates  with  hi3  The   Letter   He   Wrote to   His  Absent  Wife.  "Are you thinking of my return,  Ileury, und longing to see me once  more?" wrote Mrs. Ileupekt to her  husband, from whom she had been  absent for some weeks on a visit to her  mother.  And when Henpekt took up his pen  to reply he scratched bis head and  thought and thought and finally evolved the following:  "No, dearest; 1 have been so busy  enjoying myself lately���������er���������1 should  say working so hard, that I confess 1  have not been worrying as much over  your return���������1 mean absence���������as I  ought to. You know the good book  says: 'Take no thought for tomorrow.  Suflicient unto the day is the'���������er-  something or another���������I forget exactly  what���������but anyhow, that's just thc way  I feel about your coining borne. You  must come when you get good and  ready, dearest, though there is no particular hurry about it, and I will try  to bear up nobly till then aud will  meet you at the station, cheerfully resigned to my fate���������I mean whenever  you send me word that you are coming."  Aud then Ileupekt looked over what  he had written nnd shook his head and  said: "Confound letter writing anyhow! I haven't got my sentiments  plastered over with taffy, etc., quite  as plentiful as 1 orter, I s'pose, but  I'm a little out of practice on the taffy  business, and I haven't got time to  write another letter anyhow���������got to fly  around and make hay while the cat's  away, as they tell about���������so I guess  I'll have to sign my name to It and  send the plaguy thing along as it ls  and take my chances."  And he did.-Will S. Gidley In Bohemian.  Announcement  I beg to announce to  the Officers of Western  Municipalities and School  Districts that in future  all negotiations for the  purchase of debentures  shall be carried on in  my own name, and not  in the name of my for-  mer representatives  in Regina, with whom I  have severed connection,  William C. Brent  b'������?w?:.,:,[: TORONTO  own hand up to three hours. At any  sittings lasting longer his assistants  will relieve him after the third hour.  In the Commons, eleven shorthand  writers will tnko "turns" of it few  minutes each, going out and getting  their shorthand notes transcribed into  longhand as quickly as possible, in  readiness for the time at which they  tire booked to go' into the Gallery  again for another "turn."  Three Times Defeated.  "What ho doesn't know about  everything isn't worth knowing,"  someone once said, referring to Mr.  Thomas Gibson Bowles, who has been  fighting for free trade in Glasgow.  And certainly "Tommy," as he is  popularly known by politicians of all  ranks, knows much about many  things. He served in the Inland  Revenue Department, acted as correspondent for The Morning Post during tho siege of Paris, started "Vanity Fair," and then to other accomplishments added a considerable  knowledge of maritime law, while his  practical acquaintance with navigation gained for him a master's certificate from the Board of Trade. Independence is one of his main characteristics, and he would probably have  lnld distinguished oflice ere this had  ln������ been more docile to his party. A  h;������rd fighter for what he* believes to  be right, "Tommy"- is at the same  tine the soul of geniality, and his  smart, witty sayings have gained for  him the reputation of b'jing one of  the most amusi' g men who ever sat  iu the House of "Commons.���������-Tit-Bits.  Once a southern Senator journeying through the south was very  much annoyed at thc delay in getting food served in a certain cafe.  He had given his order and waited  impatiently an unreasonable length  of time, when the waiter appeared  and was evidently looking for some  one who must have gone out without  waiting for his meal. When .asked  by the Senator whom he was looking  for he replied, "A little boy who gave  his order." The Senator replied, "I  am that boy." ' ���������...  Trial is Inexpensive.���������To those who  suffer from dyspepsia, indigestion  rheumatism or any ailment arising  fiom derangement of the digestive  system, a trial of Parmclcc's Vegetable Pills is recommended, shouM  the sufferer be unacquainted with  them. Thc trial will be inexpensive  ond the result will be. another customer for this excellent medicine. So effective is their action that nmny cures  can certainly he traced to their use  where other pills have proved inneffec-  tive.  NEW BRUNSWICK'S AGENT.  Hon. Charles A. Duff Miller Is Well-  Known  Figure   In  London.  Hon. Charles A. Duff Miller, Agent-  General in London for the Province  .turning' to  spend   waiting  for some j of New Brunswick, is a man of wide  one who does not show up."  "Oh," said Tom. crestfallen, "then  you're not really detached, after all?"  "Absolutely." wns Annette's emphatic reply. "A laggard in���������a laggard,"  she finished weakly, "isn't worth waiting for.    When shall we start?"  "Itlght away." urged Tom. lie was  apprehensive of that '.'laggard."     ,  "All right." agreed Annette. "Just  wait till I run in and tell mother."  "Hrlng your parasol," Tom cried after her and then stcotl dunifoundod at  his own temerity. But by the time  Annette reappeared he had braced  himself literally for the shouldering  of this formidable responsibility. What  matter if on their way to the boat-  house he did carry the frivolous Ihlng  at an angle diametrically opposed In  Its protective purpose? lie was happily unconscious of it, and Annette,  blinking heroically, was too magnanimous to disillusion him.  The canoe launched, Tom, with some  show of savolr falre, tossed the cushions Into It and extended his hand to  Annette. At length, with a long,  graceful sweep of the paddle, they  were off.  The shimmering radiance of the sea  marshes ns they followed the windings of tho- little creek soon subdued  their outbursts of admiration, and they  fell by mutual consent Into dreamy  silence.  Suddenly In'her excitement at sight  of a "blue" crab scuttling sldewlse beneath the canoe Annette lost hold of  her parasol. Before Tom could rescue  If, with hi? paddle a yelping mongrel  of a dog sprang out of the tall grasses  and dashed into the water after it.  "Bravo, old fellowl" called Tom.  "Here, here, sir."  But to tho victor belong the spoils,  nnd the dog made off with his capture.  Tursult was impossible through the  wet marshes. Powerless to avert the  catastrophe, they watched tlio dog's  fiendish demolition of tho fragllo contrivance.  "It's an outrage!" exclaimed Tom.  "And It's your favorlto sunshade too,"  At this Annette hurst Into a merry  peal of laughter. What other man  among all her conventional friends  would havo used that  quaint   word  experience and varied- interests; es  sentially a man of affairs, and, as is  fitting for the representative of one  of the busiest and most enterprising  of-the elder Canadian Provinces, a  very busy man.  Mr.   Duff   Miller   has   Jiw.t   started  home on one of his frequent journeys  The  Black Sheep.  "What," asked the man who had  returned to his native town after an  absence of many years, "became of  Ed. Ferguson?"  "Ed? Oh, heV'doin' fine. Got the  best livery stable anywhere around  here and runs the depot hack."  "Let's see! He had a younger brother, hadn't he?"    '  'Yes���������Lem. He never, amounted to  much. Wrote poetry and painted pictures. I guess the family kind of disowned him. At least he went away  several years ago, and I dunno what  ever became of him."    .  Deadly Breath  There's a lot in modern science  Sure's your born.  Did you ever try deep breathing  For a corn?  PARISIAN  SWEETMEAT.  Old Time French Delicacy, That Will  Add  Novelty to Today's Menu.  Here, clipped from an old French  cookbook, Is the recipe for that Parisian delicacy "pomnies a la Fan-  taisle" (apple fantasy):  Teel, core and slice thinly three  pounds of apples.  Tlace an ounce of butler in a clean  enameled, Iron stewpan, and as soon  as It boils add the. apples, together  with sifted sugar to taste, the juice  of half a lemon free from" pips and a  wineglassful of claret.  Stew very slowly-until quite tender.  Then place iu the bottom of a fancy  pie dish.  Whisk four eggs, the whites and  yolks separately, lo a stiff froth. Add  to them a small cupful of grated bread  or sponge cake crumbs which have  been well soaked in milk. Add grated nutmeg and sifted sugar to taste.  Cover the apples with this mixture  and bake until of a light golden brown  hue.  Turn out upside down on a fancy  dish.  Cover with sifted sugar nnd then  with a latticework of strips of thinly  cut angelica.  Getting Ready For Dry Territory.  "I am drinking four quarts of water  a day."  "For your health!"  "No."  "Because you like It?"  "Not exactly. Just in training for  mr trip south."  Up Against It  The suffragette leader was addressing a meeting of the Oooklady's and  Chambermaids' union.  "You women should all have a voice  in the affairs of thc nation," she exclaimed. "You should assert yourselves. You should be entitled to a  vote."  Hereupon a seeker-after information  arose. The interruption was accompanied by a strong Hibernian accent,  "Sure,, thot wud mean"that we'd be  after bavin' to live in wan place for  six months, wodn't it?" demanded the  speaker.  It was not until then that the suffragette leader fully realized what she  was up against.  Convalescing  The following was told of the patient  of a well-known New York physician :���������  The patient, an elderly gentleman,  became quite ill while tho doctor was  absent upon a vacation, the indisposition being thc result of too frequent  potations. A female nurse was at  once engaged to care for him in his  hotel.  A lady residing in the same hotel  one morning inquired concerning his  condition of thc chambermaid.  "Shure, inn'nm," replied Maggie,  "an' I think he be getting along very  well. The nurse was sittin' on his lap  this mornin'l"  Exasperating  From thc dark kitchen there emanated a series of thumps and angry exclamations. Jones was looking for-thc  cat.  "Pa!" called the son from the stairway.  "Go to bed and,let me alone," blurted Jones; "I've - just barked my  shins." .   ���������  "Pa!" insisted Tommy; after a moment's silence.  _ "Well, what is it?  Didn't I tell you  to keep quiet?"  "I���������I didn't hear your shins bark."  And thc next moment Tommy was  being pursued by an angry sire with  a hard hair brush.  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always cure my coughs and colds."  Yearning  The farmer who cloth till the soil  Has independent will,  But still cloth yearn to hie lo town  And learn to soil the till.  Minard's Liniment relieves Neuralgia.  A Dear Friend  ."I hear yer freen' Tampon's married  again."  "Aye, so he is. He's been a dear  freen' Lie me.' He's cost me three  wadding presents an' two wreaths."  It might be that men would take  more interest in their fashions if it  were necessary to have some one to  help them get into their clothes.  The schoolboy thinks that a switch  in the hand is worse than a dozen in  the bush.  These Pills Cure Rheumatism.���������To  the many who suffer from rheumatism a trial of Parmelee's Vegetable  [-ills is recommended. They have pronounced action upon the liver and  kidneys and by regulating the action  of these organs act as an alternative  in preventing the admixture of uric  ncid and blood that causes this pain-  !ul disorder. They must be taken according to directions and used stearl  ily and they will speedily give cvi  ilence of their beneficial effects.  Cannot some of those scientists teach  us how to make baldness attack thc  face instead of the ������cnlp?  HON. CIJAHI-jKS  to the magnificent country of forests,  rivers, mines, orchards, and rich agricultural hinds, whose interests in the  Mother Country he so ably represents,  Mr. Duff Miller is a well-known fig-  ! ure in London club life, and in social and commercial circles, a Fellow  of the Royal Colonial Institute, a  governor of the Imperial Institute,  unci the holder of the Canadian medal, with clasp, for service in connection with the Fenian raid in 18CG.  Mr. Duff Miller's po.H is an important one beciiusi1 New Brunswick's  claims upon the attention of the British people are remarkable, and varied. It is not alone one of the richest, but also one of the moat adjacent  of Canada's rich provinces, and a  veritable 131 Dorado for the home-  BOfker.  A MOTHERS CHIEF CARE  IS HER BABY'S WELFARE  Every mother is anxious that her  little ones shall be healthy, good na-  tureil and bright, Kvery mother can  keep her children in this condition if  she will give them an occasional  dose of Baby's Own TalTlets. These  Tablets cure all stomach nnd bowel  troubles, destroy worms and make  teething easy. Mrs. T. Covert Maa-  sie, Toronto, Out., says:���������"I have  used Baby's Own Tablets for my little  boy since he was three months old,  and find that they agree with him  splendidly." Sold by all medicine  dealers or by mail at 25 cents a box  from The Dr. Williams' Medicine Co.,  RrockviUo, Out.  Why suffer from corns when they  can be painlessly rooted out by usi.'c  ifolloway's Corn Cure  Tasting the Climate.  Thc summer climate of Alaska is  often described as possessing a charm  and fascination which cannot be described in words. Nevertheless in  "Alaska, the Great Country," Ella  I-Iigginson tells of au old Klondiker  who declared that one could "just  taste Alaska climate."  "It tastes different every hundred  miles," he declared, with that beam  of the eye which means love of Alaska  in tbe heart. "You begin to taste it in  Grenville channel. -It tasted different  at Skngway, and there's a big change  when you get to White Horse.  "I golly! At White Horse you'll think  you never tasted anything like it, but  it don't hold a candle there to the way  it tastes going down the Yukon.  "If you happen to got into the ar'tic  circle, say, about 2 In the morning, you  address yourself and kike out on deck,  and you can taste mbre'n climate. You  can taste the ar'tic circle itself. Say,  can you guess what it tastes like?"  I could not guess what the arctic circle tasted like and frankly confessed  it.  "Well, say, it tastes like icicles made  out of them little blue flowers you call  voylets. I picked some out from under the snow once and et 'em. There  was moisture froze all over 'em, so I  know how they taste, and that's the  way the ar'tic circle tastes.  "Just you remember when you get  to the circle an' say, straight goods, If  Cyanide Bill ain't right."  And  nervous  prostration    or   partial  ��������� paralysis   brings  you   to   a   bed   of  helplessness.  You can remember the case described  here  and revitalize the wasted  nervous  system   by  using  Dr.  Chase's  ���������   Nerve Food.  It is so easy to neglect derangements  of the nerves  until something serious  happens.  'We'say happens becnuse many per-,  sons'do not think they.are really sick  until they are laid low by nervous'  prostration or some form of paralysis  They overlook   the  headaches,   the  nervous   indigestion,   the   irritability  and nervousness, thevlo'ss of sleep and  energy. and ambition.   They forget that  for  weeks  or  months  life  has",been  more or' less of a drag.  -   Then  when   the   nervous   collapse  comes it takes patient and persistent-  treatment   to   get  you   on your feet .  again.   The nerve cells must be gradu  ally built up and a little more energy  added ">to the system each day than is  expended.  Get in-thc sunshine, breathe tne  fresh air, rest and use Dr. Chase'3  Nerve Food and "you will get well.  But you. must be patient and persistent.  Mr. Wm. Graham, Atwood, Ont.,  writes:���������"My wife had been ill for  some time with nervous prostration  and two of the best doctors we could  get failed to help her. She gradually  became worse and worse, could. not  sleep and lost energy and interest in  life. Sho was giving up in despair  when a friend advised a treatment of  Dr. Chase's Nerve Food.  "From the first box of this preparation my wife used we noticed improvement and now- she is completely cured  and. as woll as ever she was, eats well,  sleep's well and feels fully restored. I  am satisfied that my wife owes her life  to Dr. Chase's Nerve Food." 50c a  box, 6 boxes for $2.50, at all dealers  or Edmanson, Bates & Co.. Toronto.  What  Shall  the   Punishment  Be?  How  must we deal  with  those  who  steal a child from its' mother's  side?  What   is- the fate that should await  such .wretches far arid wide?  They bid us pay or they will slay���������let  vengeance quickly fall.  Enact, oh state, a fitting fate���������a fate  that will appall.  Mighty Uncertain  A Georgia moonshiner whipped his  wife. She betrayed him for revenge,  and then refused to give evidence.  The judge summed up the collective  experience of the universe in the comment that "if there is one thing the  Lord doesn't know it is what a woman  will do."���������Montreal Herald.  The man who can't stand prosperity  will find it harder to stand adversity.  A dumb man is like n minority; he  has no voice in the matter,  A Tobacco. Heart  I might have wed; but realized  What married life might mean.  And so 1 but idealized  My Lady Nicotine.  Muscular Rheumatism Subdued.���������  When one is a sufferer from muscurFtr  rheumatism he cannot do better than!  to have the region rubbed'with Dr.  Thomas' Eclectric Oil. There is no  oil that so speedily shows- its effect  h subduing pain. Let the rubbing be  biisk and continue until ease is secured. There is more virtue in a bottle of it than can be fullv estimated.  A man's lid may not be a thing of  beauty, but he can wear it in the rain  without getting the curl out of -the  feathers.  Minard's  Liniment Cures  Burns,  etc.  s _  Some surgeons manage      carve out  large fortunes.  It is usually thc blunt man who says  the.sharpest things.  Real English SUITS  "But you must come clown to dinner  with me."  "Really, old boy, you must excuse  me; the doctor warns me that if I  start to eating I am liable to go to  flesh and blood."  Horsemen, Read This  I have used MINARD'S LINIMENT  in my stables for over a year, and consider it tho VERY BRST for horse  flesh I can pet', and would strongly re  commend it to all horsemen.  GEO. HOUGH.  Livery   Stables,   Quebec,   95   to    I"3  Ann St.  Lest  Ho   Forget.  Boys have been forbidden to play  marbles around the market building  at Owen Sound, as r^hoy make so  .much noise u man can't write his  aonio,  (Iriff���������You look prosperous, old man.  Grafton���������Yes, I suppose you rend  about Nuritch's ambition to be a  senator?  Griff���������Well, yes; I see by the papers  that ho says he's in the hands of his  friends .  Grafton���������That's it, I'm one of his  friends.  Doctor���������No, I shouldn't advise you  to take whisky for tho grip.  Guzzler���������Well, I don't believe I've  got the grip. It must be something  eke. Sny, Doc, whatdiscase is whisky  good for?  Luckier Than Swastika.  A new good luck emblem has been  found.  Its discoverer���������cynics might remark  Its inventor���������says It is 5.000 years old  and that it brings far more good luck  to its wearer than the swastika���������for  instance, health, money, love, friends,  happiness���������scarcely any good thing is  left out of its catalogue. It Is In the  form of n T with the center bar quite  long and the suggestion of a horseshoe  across the center of the top.  If you are superstitious add this to  your collection of good luck emblems.  But, as a tip, don't sit down with happy folded hands and expect all these  blessings to come to you. The world's  experience has usually been that If  you want these good things of life  you must get up and amble after them  quite hurriedly.  Dust  There is a Wilmington man whose  nerves sometimes give way under the  constant fire" of questions from his  talkative eight-year-old son.  "Dad," asked the youngster, just as  the old man had one evening settled  down for n nerusal of his newspaper,  "Dad, am I "made of dust?"  "I think not!" responded the unhappy parent. "Otherwise you'd dry  up now and then."  Repeat  THINGS WORTH  KNOWING.  Five cents' worth of whiting kept in  a bathroom closet Is a cheap aud quick  polisher of nickel fixings.  If oilcloth Is given a coat of varnish  twice n year it wears longer, Is more  easily kept clean and does not lose tho  pattern.  A paste of thick starch and water  put on blood stains and allowed to  Bland for a short time will remove,  them when not too old.  In cutting bread for sandwiches if  ti hot instead of cold knife Is used tho  slices will be thinner aud more easily  cut.  A sauccrful of lime placed In a damp  closet will act as a disinfectant and  nbsorb dampness. The lime should be  renewed once In two weeks or ns often  as It slakes.  The cheaper grade of almonds with  hard sheila are quite as good as the  and  to Measuro from  $5.14 fo $20.  Cut In Latest London and New York Style, whichever preferred. No  matter what part of the dominion you live in, we undertake to supply  you with-a smart, comfortable Suit, fitting you perfectly, or otherwise  to refund your monoy In full. The process is simple, merely  fill in a post card and address same to us as below, asking for our  latest assortment of materials. Together with patterns, we send you  fashion-plates and complete instructions for accurate self-measurement,  tape measure, all sent free and carriage paid. We dispatch your order  wjthin seven days, and if you do not approve, return the goods, and we  will refund the money.  SUITS and OVERCOATS  to  measure from $5,14 to  $20.  SEND FOR FREE PATTERNS.  The  World's  Measure    Tailors,  (Dept 81D , 60/62 City RdL, LONDON, ENGLAND.  Addresses for  Patterns:  ^or Toronto and East Canada:      For Winnipeg and the West-  CURZON BROS., c|o MIGHT CURZON  BROS  ?ARcE������r0RJELS' ttd- <DePt"81B)'l<> Henderson Bros. (Dept. 81D)  74-76 Church St., Toronto, Ont.       279 Garry Street, WINNIPEG  Please mention ihit paper.  mimuam  When You Feel Played Out  There come3 a time when your grip on things weakens.  Your nerves a,re unstrung, the vital forces low, the stomach  is weak and the blood'Impoverished. You feel old age  creeping over you.     Be careful of yourself.    Take  at once; there is need to renew the life forces. Weak  nerves, wearied brains, sick stomach, feeble blood, torpid  liver, sluggish bowels���������all feel the quickening effects of  Beecham s Pills. Their use makes all the difference. The  tonic action of these pills upon the vital organs is immediate, thorough and lasting. They are Nature s own remedy  For Run-down Conditions  ,%l   Prepared only by Thomas Beecham, St. Helena, Lancashire, England.      '*  Sold by all Druge'at* <������ Canada and U. S. America.   In boxes 23 cent j.  WTrTrrWf'������mP,a^^  ALWAYS,  EVERYWHERE    IN    CANADA,  ASK   FOR  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will always   t>cttor almoiids'fur suiting.   They nro  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  All men lire born free nnd equul, but  most of them spoil it by getting  married.  W. N. U., No. 738  no more trouble to prepare If a nut-  cracker Is used to break tbem.  Cold shrimp or cold chicken cut  Into dice nnd mixed with cold peas  mnkoH n delicious leftover when crenm-  ud wllb bill ter.' stilt, pepper and a little mill! or cream In u chafing dish.  Eddy's Matches hnve hailed from Hull since 1851���������and these 67  years of Constant Betterment have resulted In Eddy's Matches  reaching   a   Height   of   Perfection attainedby No Others.  \ Sold  and   used  everywhere   In Canada. a:  THE   LEDGE,   GREENWOOD,   BRITISH COLUMBIA.  EVERY WOMAN  WHO SUFFERS  CAN  FIND    SURE     RELIEF  DODD!S KIDNEY PILLS  IN  Mrs. J. Oliver Trills How She, Lost  Her Pains and Weakness When  She Used the Old Reliable-Kidney  Remedy  Elgin',��������� Oiit. (Special).���������-Women who  suffer, and there are thousands of  them in Canada, will hear with inter  est the experience of Mrs. J. Oliver  of this place. She has suffered and  ��������� found a, cure and she has no hesitation in saying that cure is Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  "I suffered for over a year-, from  Backache and Fainting Spells," Mrs.  Oliver states. "'I was tir-;d and nervous all thc time and the least exertion would make me-perspire freely.  My feet and ankles would swell and  . VI had a dragging sensation across thc  loins. I saw Dodd's Kidney Pills advertised and bought some. Twelve  boxes cured me."  All women who suffer should use-  Dodd's Kidney Pills. They make  healthy Kidneys and healthy Kidneys  aro tlie first rule of health for woman.  Thc female organs depend almost entirely on the Kidneys for their health.  No woman can hope to be healthy and  happy unless her Kidneys aro right.  The Kidneys need occasional help or  they must become tired or sick. And  almost any woman can tell you out of  her own experience that Dodd's Kidney Pills are the help they need.  ECONOMICAL PRIZES.  Dainty Little Bows  Made From Short  Lengths of Silk.  It Is the custom to give prizes for  all game "aud' contest eutertalnments  UGLY SMU SOKES.  Zam-Buk  Removes Them  It is just' at this s-ason that pimples  blotches, ' sores, scrofulous   ailments  therefore the\woman who does much 'ancl eruptions, generally make   them  THE  SOLDIER'S  FRIEND.  Sagacity Shown by Trained Dogs as  Part of an Army.  For dogs lo be enlisted In every great  army of the w.orld, either in the ambulance department or as scouts and dispatch bearers, is surely something of a  novelty.   ���������  In the Franco-Prussian war out of  120,000 killed and wounded 13,000 were  returned as "missing." And who shall  Bay what these men endured? Every  war of the future, however, will see  the dog lessening Its horror. In Germany his education Is at this moment  "being taken in hand by a voluntary so-  ��������� clety with nearly 2,000. members,  among them some of the most able officers In that country's great army.  The wai\dog proper is used for sentry,  messenger and scouting service, while  the ambulance dog's training inclines  him only to scour the battlefield in"  search of the wounded and missing.  The needs of modern warfare not  only call for vast enlarging of tlie battlefield, but also compel the troops to  take every advantage of natural cover.  This and the fact that wounded men  will use their last strength to seek protection from artillery fire, cavalry  charges and the wheels of guns by  crawling iuto thick bushes, ditches and  natural holes will show how difficult  it is for the overworked stretcher bearers of the Red Cross department to notice prostrate figures uot readily seen.  Moreover, modern'. warfare Is carried  on largely by night attack, and. at  night, too, the wounded have to be collected. The ambulance dog, however,  is independent of artificial light and relies only ou his power of scent.  Recently during the great Austrian  maneuvers 200 men were left lying on  the field to represent the wounded, and  the stretcher bearers, working against  time, overlooked thirty-eight of these.  Within twenty minutes the Viennese  dogs had found them .all. Each dog  had about his neck a flask of braudy  or soup and a roll of bandages. The  wounded man, having made what use  he can of this relief, gives the dog his  cap or belt, aud the animal races off  with It to the ambulance attendants,  whom he then conducts to the spot���������  W. G. Fitzgerald In St. Nicholas.  entertaining .Is ever on the lookout for  uew Ideas.  A girl who has not much money to  sr.endj but-:whose parties are enjoyed  for their informality and the touch of  novelty fouud in the arrangements,  hit upon a set of prizes for a recent  card party that proved so popular  they may be suggestive.  Dainty handkerchief boxes covered  with stylish blue and white -Japanese  paper we:>e lined with white tissue  paper, and in each .box.iwere put two.  bolts and two small silk bows to.  match. Tinseled and fancy bolting  was usedviind the double bows were  not more thau two inches across when  finished.  The belts can be^ picked up quite  cheaply wheu sales "are watched, and  each tie takes less than an.eighth of a  yard of silk. They are simple to make,  a consideration with a busy girl.  A pattern for each loop was a semicircle about two inches and "a half long  and two Inches deep. The straight  edge was put on the' fold of the silk  and the material cut double. Four of  these pieces wore cur/ aud each one  was gathered around the curved edge  and drawn up into as tight a neck as  possible.  Two loops were then sewed together  neck,to neck, and one set of loops was  placed on top of the other and the  joining covered with a narrow fold of  silk.  Half a dozen such bows can be made  In a short time, aud If pretty colors  nre chosen they are extremely becom-  clvcs most felt. "Zam-13uk will ��������� b  found. of wonderful use wherevei  there 'is skin eruption or deep-seated  ulceration. Pimples, blotches, and  irritating rashes on the face and other  parts of the body indicate a disturbance of the "functions of the skin  Impure matter which the blood should  discharge by means of the skin, is  allowed to remain in the .pores, the  process of "exhalation" is interrupted  and just where the bad matter collects, there pimples, ulcers, and  sores quickly . appear, and", the skin  tissue suffers. To be complete, the  treatment must bo of Wo kinds. The  sufferer may help to diminish the supply of impurities by taking no rich  greasy and indigestible foods; but, to  remove'the impurities themselves, the  pores must- be opened and the skin  made healthier by the vigorous appli  cation of Zam-Buk morning and night  and washing frequently with some  pure soap. There is none better than  tho antiseptic Zam-Buk Medicinal and  Toilet Soap. Znm-Buk balm stimulates  tho functions of the skin by thc penetration of its refined herbal essences,  and thus reaches the root of the disease, .,  Mr. Arthur B. Griffin, of 191 Picton  Street, E." Hamilton, says:���������"I was  greatly troubled with pimples and  blotches breaking out on my face. I  tried a number of remedies, and also  specially dieted, yet the pimples and  blotches remained. Acting on the  suggestion of a friend, I began using  Zam-Buk, and was much pleased to  find an improvement after several applications. The itching was alleviated   and   the   inflammation   seemed  ing besides making at. artistic looking ,ess     As  T   C0Iltinucd  the  Zn"m.Buk  gift when combined in the box  with  contrasting shades.  WE  LIKE TO  MEET  HER.  The  Girl Who Is Always Glad to See  Us.  The girl who makes us think she  has been pining to see us. She may  have not been, but ber assumption is  pleasing to our self esteem.  'She who has some graceful word of  praise. Pounds of taffy may cloy, but  the occasional piece usually goes to  the spot.  Tho girl who laughs.  The girl who can calm us down.  When the flame of ire is stirred it is  easier to find those who will throw on  fuel than be an extinguisher.  She who stops for a kindly greeting,  though we know she can 111 spare the  time.   The few minutes of our busy  treatment ihe pimples and blotches  became less sore, the itching was  cured altogether, and inflammation  banished. In the course of a short  time every blotch and pimple was removed."  Zam-Buk is also a sure cure for  cuts, lacerations, burns, eczema, ringworm, poisoned wounds, festerinp  sores, bad leg, and all .skin injuries  and diseases. It is also a cure for  piles.. Druggists and Stores everywhere sell at 50c. a box, or post-free  from Zam-Buk Co., Toronto, on receipt of price.  Grabbed and Held On.  A teacher in one of the schools of  Berlin has given to the papers of that  city a composition written by one of  the pupils iu bis school on the subject  "The Kaiser," in the course of which  the young author says: "Prince Wil-  frlends are more 'prized than hours helm was born on the kaiser's birthday,  from the girl who is trying to kill From the dome of the castle 101 salute  /line-.- I shots were fired. The old grandfather  The girl who has the latest news. iina 0ld Wrangel hopped iuto a cab  We may disapprove of malice in gos- and went to the schloss, and old Wran-  sip, but most of us will not seek for pci saidi .Tue boy is nil right,' aud the  ear cotton when simple gossip comes father made a bow from the balcony,  our way. nnQ" it was awful cold. And when the  The girl with whom  we can afford  No one can tell what Is happenmg<  In the Caspian sea. For years past its  waters have been falling, and it has  been supposed that the great inland  sea was gradually drying up. Recent  soundings revealed the astonishing  fact that the Caspian is at present actually deeper than It was a century  ago. There Is only one possible hypothesis. The bottom of the sea must be  dropping out.   ���������  to let off steam. There are few among  our friends who are trustworthy  enough to prove safety valves. Their  intention is usually better than their  discretion.        . ..-���������-<.  She who can make our day brighter.  There are some people who can put a  damper on our whole day without resorting to a word. A cheer bringer is  a mascot.  The girl who is always the same.  Variety Is an overestimated virtue  wheu It is found In the disposition of  our friends.  The girl who leaves us quite In love  with ourselves. Meeting some women  Is like an unexpected glimpse In a distorting mirror���������our after humility is  painful..  boy was baptized bis father held his  watch in frout of the little fellow's  nose, and he grabbed it and never let  go again because he is a Hohenzol-  lorn."  WHERE LIFE.IS CHEAP,  Herman Beings Are 'of Very Little Ac  count In Canton,  la Canton I mot for the second time  a talented youug Swedish civil engineer, who had crossed the Priciflj  with me in search of a job, writes'!.  K. Friedman In .the Chicago News.  He was sanguine,as to his futuiethen;  ���������he was in the dumps now.  t He had just laid before one of the  chief officials of the place, to whom  ���������ho came armed with a letter of introduction, plans for installing a modern  sewerage system iu Canton. "Your  people," he said to the mandarin, "die  off like flies every time the plague  strikes you here. Your mortality rate,  to olre coming from the sanitary cities  of America or .Europe, is appalling.  Let me cut It down for you aud put It  on a par with that of the first centers  of the world."  Then "the mandarin, so the young engineer said, loaned far back lu his  chair, stared at him with u surprised  air and remarked scornfully, but  quietly: "Young man, why did you  come till these thousands of miles to  Canton for tho sake of carrying to us  such mad Ideas? Take them back to  Sweden with you. Let us rest In peace  In China and go our own way undisturbed by these silly newfangled Ideas.  Build modern sewerage systems In  Sweden to your heart's content, (ou iu  every city for all we care. We will  have none of them in Canton."  When the engineer, crestfallen arid  bewildered, asked why, the answer  was at once forthcoming: "There are  too many people living Iu Canton now.  We shouldn't know what to do- with  more if we had them. Our people, as  It Is, are finding it hard enough to  make a living."  This mandarin's attitude sums up iu  a way at once amusing and illuminative the oriental attitude toward life  and thc living.  Nothing seems cheaper in the orient  than life, and, as a matter of fa.ct. little else is so cheap. When you pass  through the labyrinth of streets that  make up Canton, packed almost to  suffocation with human beings, you  begin to understand why so little value is placed on life. Your understanding of (he situation grows clearer  when you realize tho battle-like competition going on here from early  morning until late at night for the  few handfuls of rice and millet that  sustain the existence of each of this  swarming mass.  Everyone. Needs a Tonic in the  Spring to Build up the Blood  If you want new health and strength  in the spring you must build up your  blood with a tonic medicine. After  the long indoor winter months are  past most people feel depressed and  easily-tired. This means that the  blood is impure and watery. That  is what causes pimples and unsightly  eruptions. To this same .condition  is due attacks of rheumatism, thc  sharp stabbing pains of neuralgia,  poor appetite, frequent headaches and  a desire to avoid exertion. These  troubles can all be banished by thc  use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Every  dose of this medicine makes now,  rich blood, which drives out impurities, stimulates every organ, strengthens every' nerve and brings a feeling of new health and energy to weak,  tired out, ailing men and women, Mrs  Frank Murphy, Clark's Harbor, N.  S., says:���������"A year ago I was completely run down and my work be-  canie'a burden to me. I felt tired all  tho time and could drag myself about  f was advised to try Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills and after taking three or  four boxes was again in the best of  health I think Dr. Williams' Pink-  Pills will prove a friend in need to  all who are weak and ailing."  Sold by all medicine dealers or by  mail at 50 cents a box or six boxes  for ,?2N50 from The Dr. Williams'  Medicine Co., Brockville, Ont.  THE TRIPLE TURN.  Different Terms  Wilkins���������"Does your wife play thp  piano?"  Bilkins���������"Well, she says she does,  but ."  Wilkins-"But what?"  Bilkins���������"It sounds to me as if she  worked it." -  ESCAPES AS ATHLETE.  In  "The physician attending me prescribed, on my  rallying from an attack of  rheumatism, your Scotfs  Emulsion, which I have  been taking every winter  since. I find it most valuable in strengthening and  building up one after a  severe illness. I have not  had rheumatism since the  time mentioned above and  I owe it to your most valuable Emulsion. It is my  life now, and makes me  strong and healthy."���������R.  PICARD, Grand Ligne,  Quebec.  For two hundred years before Scott's Emulsion came  Cod Liver Oil was used for  rheumatism.  n  is modernized Cod Liver  Oil; the purest and best oil  partly predigested, made  palatable and suitable for the  most delicate child or invalid.  It enriches the blood, tones  up the entire system, and  drives out rheumatism.  AW, DR0OOIST8  I*t n������ ������enil jroa a oopr of Mr. Flsnrd'j  lettor ������nd other HturiUura on tliu object. K Port Cord, mentliwlua thin papur,  It iiifllolont.  SCOTT A BOWNE  126 Wellington St., W.        Toronto  Glasgow  Prisoner   Eludes   Police  Marathon Costume.  At an early hour in the morning,  when the milk carts were making  their rounds in Glasgow recently, a  scantily dressed figure was seen  speeding along Duke street.  Apparently an athlete, little attention was paid to him by the drivers  of the milk carts, tramway car men  or even policemen, who took the man  to be a local Marathon athlete out for  a morning spin.  One little boy, sharper than his  elders, rang the bell of Duke'street  prison and informed the authorities  that "yin of yer prisoners has escaped  and is rinnin' aiang tae Cumbernauld." "Awa' hame tae yer bed,"  was all his thanks for disturbing the  officials at such an hour in the morning.  By  the time the  boy's  story   was  A WINDSOR LADY'S APPEAL  To All Women: I will send free  with full instructions, my home treat  inent which positively cures Lcucor  rhoea, Ulceration, Displacements  Falling of the Womb, Painful or Irregular Periods, Uterine and Ovarian  Tumors or Growths, also Hot Flushes.  Nervousness, Melancholy, Pains in  the Head, Back or Bowels, Kidney  nnd Bladder Troubles, where caused  by weakness peculiar to our sex  You can continue treatment at homi  at a cost of only about 12 cents a  week. My book, "Woman's Own Me  dical Adviser," also sent free on request. Write to-day. Address Mrs  M. Summers, Box H.I., Windsor, Ont  An Operating Room Hero.  President Fallieres' first list of decorations for the year Included the uamo  of oue man who is little known. This  was a young physician named Louis  Bozy, who lost an eye in the discharge  of his duty. Dr. Bozy while acting as  assistant to.au operating surgeon in  oue of the Paris hospitals had an eye  injured through a drop of poisonous  matter coming in coniact with it. He  knew that an antidote must be applied immediately, but by doing this  he would have left the. chief surgeon  unattended aud remained at his post  with his eye uncarod for until the  operation was completed. In consequence of bis heroism he lost an eye  aud was confined to a hospital for a  long time. President Fallieres in conferring the decoration said that a  wound received by a physician iu the  discharge of his duty was as honorable as one received on the battlefield.  CATARRH CANNOT BE CURED  with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as  thoy cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it  you must take internal remedies.  Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly on the blood and  mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh  Cure is not a quack medicine.' It was  prescribed by one of the best physicians in this country for years and is  a regular prescription. It is composed  of the best tonics known, combined  with the best blood purifiers, ..acting  directly on the mucous surfaces. The  perfect combination of the two ingredients is what procluces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send  for testimonials free.  F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props.,  Toledo, O.  Sold by Druggists, price 75c.  Take  Hall's  Family  Pills  for constipation.  Few Acrobats Have Attempted This  _ Dangerous Feat.  Of all the feats known to gymnasts  the most dangerous Is ' the "triple  turn." This moans,that, starting with  a run from a springboard, the acrobat  makes three-complete turns In the air.  This turn has killed more first class  tumblers than any other trick knowri  to the profession.  The first man to try the triple turn  was a performer In Van Ambcrg's circus. He struck ou the back of Ills'  head and broke his neck. This was iu  38-12. Three years later a performer atN  Atley's, in London,'tried it, but'he was  instantly killed. John Aymer, a famous acrobat, attempted the feat lu  1859. He was killed.' The famous Bob  Stickney accomplished the feat once In  a gymnasium In New York, but got  euch a scare thnt he never dared attempt it in the ring.  The only 'person living or dead who  has ever done the'feat more than once  is John Worland, who has accomplished Jt six times.  Last year Dan O'BvIen, one of the  star leapors ut the Hippodrome, iu  New York, found that he was "overthrowing" the double and determined  lo try the triple. Lie did the trick to  perfection, making a clean light and  keeping his feet. But O'Brien, while  naturally elated at having accomplished a stunt that places him among a  very few of the most daring and skillful performers In the world, Is not  anxious to try it a second time. "Never again!" says Little Dan, as he is  known " in acrobatic circles. "Ot  course," he added, "in our business  you are always likely to break an arm  or a lag, but in the triple somersault  you are taking a big cbauce with your  life. Never again for me! It's too  dangerous."���������W. It. C. Latsou in New  York Tribune.  "MY KIDEYS HURT  MEALLTHETIF  'GirT'Pffls   Cured  Them;    FrciJ  Sample-Bo;: Leads to Cure. ''������������������,'- :  Only those who have been tortured  with Kidney Trouble can appreciate how - '.  Jlr. Trumper suffered.   Being a railroad .  Man, ho was called upon to do all kinds   , .  of heavy work.   Tlio constant strain-of  lifting, weakened tho kidneys.      ;    .';  I received tho sample box of Cin Pills'  nnd was greatly benefitted by them. My.1  kidneys ��������� were in such bad condition I '  could not lift or stoop without pain. In  fact, they pained mo nearly all .the time.  I havo taken three boxes of Gin Pills,  working all the time afc'heafty work pn  the railroad and did not lose a day.' .  FRANK TRUMPER, Napanee, OnC.: ��������� *  Do sharp - twinges catch you as yoti  Etoop ? Ara you subject to Rheumatism, Sciatica or Lumbago ? Does your  Bladder give trouble? Tako' Gin Pills"  on our positive guuranteo that they will,  cure you or money refunded, 50c a box  ���������6 for $3.50. At dealers, or direcUf you  cr.nnot obtain from druggist.    ."  DopL N.U., National Drug & Chem-  '"til Co., Limited, Toronto. 117  EARTHQUAKES.  A woman may be as old as sht  looks, but it is seldom possible to get  her to admit it.  A Song of a Statesman  Life would be free from bitter thrills--  If all we had to learn  Was to put through our favorite bitf.*  And placidly adjourn.  Repeat  it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will aiways  cure   my  coughs   and   colds."  A LOST POEM OF KIPLING.  The February Bookman publishes  Kipling's "The Foreloper," which it  describes as "the hitherto lost poem."  It would seem that of this early bit  of Kipling only the first six ��������� lines  remained within the general memory  of men, including the author. The entire poem, fourteen lines in all, was  found to be true the prisoner, Edward recently discovered in the columns  Toye,  had. got  safely  away, and  no   0f a. Pacific coast publication:  Dickens' Mustache.  Among some storii's told by W. P.  Frith, the Royal academician, who is  ninety years of age. Is the following  concerning Charles Dickens: Frith  many years ago was commissioned to  paint a portrait of the novelist. "Tliere  was a hitch- about the first sitting."  says the mouagenarian. "Dickens bad  started growing a mustache, which  was considered almost a crime In those  days. The delay in the sittings continued, and one morning, wheu we expected to find Dickens had relented  and had shaved off his mustache, to  our dismay he had started growing  more hair on his chin. Latulseer called  that morning, and he gave a great  start when he saw Dickens' face.  Dickens then took the bull by the  horns. 'I say. old fellow, yoii don't  seem to notice this.' he said, pointing  to his mustache. 'Oh. yes, I do.' was  the reply. 'It enables mo to see less of  you. and that's au advantage.'"���������London Tit-Bits.  Minard's Liniment for sale everywhere  Origin of the Sex  A poet who has been known to teP  thc truth recounts this story of his  little daughter. Her mother overheard  her expounding the origin of the sex  to her family of dolls. "You see,  children," she said, "Adam was a man  all alone, and was very lonely, so God  put him to sleep, took his brains out,  and made a nice lady out of them."  Nearly all children  are subject* to  v orms, and many are born with them  fcpare them suffering oy using Mothe-  (Jraves' Worm Extenninaior. the best  remedy of the kind that can be had.  Failure  Sig. E. Wrett���������"Greasy Grinds' college life was a perfect failure."  Hellth E. Chue-"For instance?"  Sig.   R.    Wrett���������"Well,    he   never  learned his class yell!"���������Coyote.  Bickle's Anti-Consumptive Syrup  needs ho recommendation. To all who  are familiar with it, it speaks for itself. Years of use in Hie rrettr. jt o1'  colds and coughs and all afiuctions-  of the throat has unquestionably established its place among the very  best medicines for such diseases. If  you give it a trial you will not regret  it. You will find it 25 cents well invested.  The Right to Kill.  Considerable excitement has been  aroused in Paris by the question raised  by Dr. Bosredou of Brive and taken  up by his Paris collr-nfriics whether a  doctor has a right under certain circumstances to take a man's life.  Dr. Bosrcdon wns the first medical  man who arrived on the scene of the  railway accident "In Drive tuunel. The  stoker of the engine, a man named  Le/ort, was caught under the wreck  and slowly burned to death.  "When I reached him," writes Dr.  Bosredon, "the man was screaming  with agony and begged me to kill him.  There was no possible hope of saving  his life. He was slowly being burned  to death, and his body was horribly  crushed.  "I considered that my conscience  permitted me to put an end to his  agony and asked a gendarme for his  revolver. He said that he had none,  and the stoker was slowly burned to  death instead of being put out of his  pain there and then." ��������� Loudon Express.  So Near and Yet So Far.  "I've lived for twenty years In New  York apartments," said a man who  would rather pay rent than shovel snow  around his own home, "and I've encountered some extraordinary wrinkles in that form of existence. But the  queerest thing of all happened a few  days ago."   '  "Rent reduced?" asked an alleged  humorist.  "No. In the apartment over me has  lived for four years a family which I  came to know pretty well. While not  on visiting terms, Ave met often and  agreeably. The head of the bouse was  a fine fellow, fos whom I entertained a  sincere liking.  "Well, sir; this man, a familiar acquaintance, living iu the same bouse  with me, died suddenly and had been  buried nearly two weeks before I  heard of his death, and then I learned  of it quite accidentally through a  chance remark by tho elevator boy.  "A neat commentary on New York  life, isn't it? I wonder what they'd  think of it down on the old farm?"���������  New York Globe.  They Are Not the Most-Terrible of the  World's Catastrophes,  ft is the general opinion that earthquakes constitute the most terrible of  the world's catastrophes both as regards loss of life and destruction of  property.  This, however, is not so.  The couvulsion In southern Italy  killed not less than 200,000 people, and  in this respect it is easily the most  dreadful occurrence of its kind. The  historic Lisbon earthquake,' which  ranks next below it in regard to the  number of fatalities, caused 50,000  deaths in that one city alone and about  au equal number elsewhere. The South  American one of 18G7 was responsible  for 30,000. That which destroyed Aleppo In 1S22 slew 20,000. "These are the  four worst earthquakes concerning  which anything like reliable statistics  are obtainable; and the total combined  loss of life, it will be observed, did not, .  at any rate, exceed 350,000.   ,.  But when the Yellow river^burst its  banks in September, 1SS7, more than  7,000,000 people were drowned in the  resultant great flood, which covered to  an average depth of six feet a popu-;  lous Chinese province the size of Scotland. Thus in this one catastrophe  more lives were lost than, in all the  earthquakes recorded in the world's  history.  Then, again; there' is pestilence. T^he  black death killed in China, where it  broke out, 13,000,000 people, in the rest'  of Asia 24.000,000 and 30,000,000 in  Europe, or G7.000.000 in all. In India  alone, and that within the past twelve  years, the bubonic plague has slain  over 0,000,000 of our fellow subjects,  and the epidemic still rages.        _ .-  Or there are famines,' which'.run  plagues a close second. The one that  raged in Bombay and Madras in 1S77,  for example, slew 5,000,000 people,  and that which prevailed in northern  China in the same year and which  was due to the same climatic causes  cost 9,500.000 lives.  No! Earthquakes, terrible though  they strike the imagination as being  at the time they occur, are mere flea  bites when compared with these other  manifestations of nature's power to ���������  kill.���������Pcarsou's Weekly.  trace of him has been found  It appears that the warder, in  making his rounds of tho prison,  entered the corridor in which the  man's cell was situated. He is positive that ho locked the gate behind  him. Reaching Toyc's cell, he had  just opened its door when his attention was directed to another matter  at the furthest end of the corridor.  In a moment Toye, who is only five  feet in height and as wiry as a squirrel, throw off his prison garb, and in  his underclothing made for the locked gntoway, ,through the bars of  which he successfully wriggled himself.  A drop of twenty feet landed him  in the courtyard, where he lay  across tho axle of a goods-laden  lorry, the driver of which, in all_ ignorance, drove him to freedom right  under the eyes of the prison staff.  ��������� Toye wns under sentence of three  yoars' penal servitude, and was that  The gull shall whistle  in his wake,  the blind wave break in fire,  He shall fulfil God's utmost will unknowing His desire;  And  he shall  see old   planets  pass  and alien stars arise,  And give the gale his reckless sail in  shadow of new skies.  Strong lust of gear shall drive him  out and hunger arm his hand  To wring his food from a desert nude,  j his foothold from the sand.  His neighbors' smoke shall vex his  eyes, their voices break his rest,  He shall go forth till South is North,  sullen and dispossessed;  And he shall  desire loneliness,  and  his desire shall bring  Hard on his heels a thousand wheels,  a people and a king;  And he shall come back in his own  track,  and   by   his   scarce  cool  camp;  Thero he shall meet the roaring street,  the derrick and the stamp;  day to hnve been removed to Peter-   For he must blaze a nation's way3  hoiid convict prison.   He is 29 years "!" ,"-'-,--i ���������-' ���������-*1- '      -'  of ago, and  since he  wns a boy cf  (ncorrigiblo  thief.  Are Women Less Honest Than Men?  "Are women less honest than men?"  VThis palpitating qtics/lon has become  one of the great subjects of discussion  in Purls, thanks to * symposium in  La Revue.  There Is not one dares openly to  nflinn that woman Is dishonest. Ann-  tole France, the mauler of contemporary French literature, questions  whether man is so virtuous that ho  should desire to weigh himself In the  balance against woman. And ho  Hponks of masculine arrogance and  ferocity nnd brutality. And so worn-  nn, neeordlng to the Judgment of  Tarls, Is not more dishonest than  man. Whence- sprang that logondtlmt  ���������������������������ho was?���������Paris Lottcr to Tall Mall  with hatchet and with brand,  Til), on  his lost won wilderness an  Emnire'a bulwarks stand.  Over Herculaneum.  Herculanetim lies under the modern  villages of Portlcl and Itesliia In attempting to excavate the buried city  the Italian govern men t is encountering the problem of the property rights  of the people who live ou Ihe modern  level. The legal theory Is that a landowner owns an Inverted pyramid  whose apex Is the center of the earth  -everything under him Is his But  who Inherits the property rights of the  subsoil town which was burled 2.000  years ago? A law Is perilling to take  by right of eminent domain the  ground from under the Rpslriu landowners, or at least the treasures It  may conceal.-Youth's Companion.  lilWIii  THE ffl  A Canine Marvel.  A contemporary relates an extraordinary story of the strength of a dog's  jaws, which, as it Is given with fu)]  details, we accept In good faith. The  strength of n dog's jaws and teeth  were never more exemplified thnn iu  tho case of a Ross-shire gamekeeper,  whoso collie was unfortunate enough  to bo caught Iu n steel vermin trap.  Tho gamekeeper, gun In hand, was  soon on thc scene, but in thc short  time the dog had become quite Infuriated with pain. Having nothing suitable for muzzling the animal and fearing to place his foot upou 'the trap  spring with the dog's jaws free, tho  gamekeeper placed the gun barrels in  the dog's mouth and held them there  while easing the spring. With a vicious snap the teeth closed on the cold  stool oro he regained his freedom. The  barrels, which are of steel, wore holed  through���������an almost Incredible performance���������and were examined shortly after.  ���������London Graphic. r  Examination of the records of 8,000  cancer.cases of which the Middlesex  hospital, London, has notes have  shown that there is no evidence that  the disease is inherited.  Repeat it:���������"Shiloh's Cure will  ihvays cure my coughs and colds."  The keel plate of the cruiser Inde  fatigable to he launched in October,  was laid at. Dcvonport recently. She  will be the largest cruiser afloat, hc-r  length being 570 feet.  CHFNAVS GRAND CANAL  Mi'iard's   Liniment   Cures   Dandruff  Sir "James Dcwar, who was presented  by the Prince of Wales with the  Albert medal of the Royal society, is  known pre-eminently, in connection  with the liquefaction of gases.  On Shipboard.  Poetical Person���������What arc the sad  waves saying?  Sick PnsNetigor-That's eusy. "Heave  op, Ucaro ui>!"-Ju<ljre.  DON'T BB AFRAID  that Sunlight Soap will spoil  your clothes. Ihere nre no  Injurious chemicals In Sunlight Soap to bite holes In  even the most delicate fabric.  $5,000 are offered to anyone finding adulteration In  Sunlight Soap.    ���������*���������  ��������� ���������  wmmmmmmw  Sometimes It Holds Water Enough tc  Float the Boats.  Of some of the crude and outgrown  methods used on China's Grand canal  a writer in the North China Daily  News remarks: "Tho junction of the  real canal with the Wei river was not  by means of a lock, but simply a high  and steeply sloping mud bank, over  which the grain vessels had to be  dragged by the force of perhaps many  hundreds of meu. It should be borne  In mind thnt in China thc lock of a  caual is not much more like our idea  of what that name connotes than It ls  like a padlock. Amid constant and  often serious changes of level, with an  uncertain and net Infrequently a  scanty supply of water, and with n  grain fleet which traveled In blocks of  some eighty vessels under one officer.  It was necessary to devise some way  for kccplug them together and for  transferring them ns a consolidated  unit with this in view.  "For this reason a Chinese lock on  the Grand canal is nothing but a stone  gateway into which large boards may  be lowered through a groove In the  stones, restraining most of the water  from Its flow, until there is n depth  sufficient to float all the craft, when  the boards nre pulled up and the entire licet passes through.  "After this the boards are again  lowered for another division of tbo  grain boats. In case the water gives  out���������a by no means unlikely occurrence���������there Is nothing to do but to  wait until more couics from somewhere."  A Terrible Loss.  As is the case with all occurrences  where tragedy is uppermost, the collision between tbe Itcpublic and the  Florida brought out some amusing incidents.   Here is one:  When the Republic passengers were  taken on board the Baltic many of  them had saved practically none of  their belongings. Oue lady, arrayed  in a nightgown and fur coat, all she  had brought with her from the sinking  ship, climbed over the side of the Bal-  tic and spied a sort of bulletin board  on which notices of interest to the  passengers were posted. The following caught that lady's eye:  "Lost.-One gold button. Finder  please return to"���������  The possessor of one nightgown and  one fur coat looked long and solemnly  at that notice.  "Lost, oue gold button," she murmured dreamily. "Think of it���������oue  button lost!"  Then she went into hysterics.���������New  York Times.  The Eagle Dam.  Thc dam of the Itio Grande, opposite Eagle, N. M., is to be one of the  largest in the world, and it is intended to end the ancient war between old  Mexico, New Mexico nnd Texas, says  Hoy Cru.ndall in the Van Norden Mag-  azine. It will form a lake forty-five  miles In length, 200 feet deep, with n  capacity great enough to flood 2,000,-  000 acres to tho uniform depth of ono  foot. The dam which ls destined to  work this wonder will be a mountain  of concrete, the estimates now being  figured calling for 410,000 cubic feet  of that material. The vast retnining  bank will be 205 feet high, 180 feet  thick nt thc base, 20 feet thick on  top, while tho length of the crest will  be 1.150 feet.   It will cost $8,000,000.  cECEMZSE'S  "Hush Money" at the Opera,  There are a number of singers belonging to the Metropolitan Opera  House com puny who. although they  nre retained merely for cases of rmer-  KiMicy, are nevertheless gunrnulprd n  "crtiiln amount of pay Thus, supposing thnt their price |>or performance Is  S.-KI0. they each get, say, ljii.000 for the  itr-nson, oven If they do not sing nt all.  Some wag nt the opera house has  Invented a most appropriate nnme for  the salaries paid out to these silent  <ong birds.  He calls U "hush mouey."���������New Xork  IWnws, - ,  or  WRITE   Xj^^a  FOR r^SfcAWAV  CATALOG.  A. E. MCKENZIE CO., LTD.  W. N. 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McMASTER, Proprietor.  ftevamsiFkekfiQtel  Is the home for all tourists  .tyid.milh'inaircs visiting New  '    '   '   Denver.   British | Columbia.  jHEHRY STEGE. PROPB.  yfJElWQflLT HOUSE  Nelson. B. C, is run on the  the American and European  plan.   Nothing yellow about  .the house except the gold in  t>e safe.  MevIoi?e   &   TpcgHlUs  fk Kootenay Saloon  Sandon, B. G., has a line or nerve  bracers unsurpassed in any mono-  .Uiu town or the Great West. A  glass of aqua pura given free with  spirits menti.  ftotel  Alexander  PHOENIX,   B.   C.  Is a comfortable home for  the miner and traveler.  Good meals and pleasant  rooms. Pure liquors and  fragrant cigars in the bar.  fi.  y. CHISHOLM, ritopwETon.  Float is not a periodical.  It is a book containing SO  illustrations  all told, and  is filled with sketches and  stories of western life.    It  tells bow a gambler cashed  in after the Hush days of  Sandon ; how it rained in  New Denver   long   after  Noah was dead ;   how a  parson  took  a   drink   at  Bear Lake iu early days ;  how justice was dealt in  Kaslo   in  ;93 ;   how  the  saloon man outprayed tho  women in Kalamazoo, and  graphically    depicts   the  warnings   of   a   western  editor among the tender-  feet in the cent belt.    It  contains tho early history  of Nelson aud a romance  ol the Silver King mine.  In   it are   printed  three  western poems, and dozens of articles too numerous to mention.    Send for  one  before it is too iate.  The  price   is   25   cent?,  postpaid to any part of tho  world.    Address   all   letters to  T. Lowery  GREENWOOD, B. C.  THE LEDGE  A blue mark here indicates that  your   Subscription   lias  become   deceased,   and  that tlio editor   would  once more like  to  commune with  your collateral.  Price of Copper.  Talking  about  the  prospects of  copper, the Curb says :  The heavy buying is duo to the  fact that tlie large consumers have  discovered finally that goueral  business is improving rapidly aud  that thc supply of copper is none  too large. They have been buying  from hand to mouth for some time  but now that they see signs of  prosperity ahead they are anxious  to lay in supplies. In trying to do  so they find that copper is not so  plentiful as they thought it was  and thc advancing prices are tho  result of their efforts to make up  for lost time. "With the producers in such an independent position  as they are at the present time  there is every reason to expect 35  cent copper within a few months,  possibly sooner than that. This is  the opinion of the best posted copper men in the business and they  have been right for a long time.  The sales have been so heavy  this month and the deliveries on  previous sales have gone forward  to such an extent that it is safe to  to predict a big decrease in the  amount of copper on baud for the  current mouth, as shown by the  Copper Producers' statement which  has just been issued, and there is  liable to be a scramble for supplies  such as has not been witnessed for  a long time.  Viewed broadly, therefore, it is  evident that the metal is in a  stronger position than it has been  fora long time and ' a steady advance in price and a constant increase in the volume of business  may be looked for.  in a human life, it speaks to us of  the infinite Jove and truth. And  thus it comes, and when wo refuse  to let these shine forth in our lives,  we are denying Him. When we  do we are giving Him the highest  worship. It was something like  this that the old monks of the middle ages meant when they said  "loborare est orare," lo work is to  P"iy.          When in NeL-oii drop into the  White House Cafe, next to the  postofiice. Turkish and other  baths can be procured in the same  building. Taylor Bishop, proprietor, employs all while help.  Copper Report.    .  The monthly report of the Copper Producers' .association is as  follows : Copper stock on hand  June 1 amounted to 7G9,S-tS,141  pounds, a decrease of 13.3-19,032  pounds as compared with May 1.  Production during Msy was 11S,-  350,14G pounds, an increase of  ���������1,7S1,S54 as compared with April.  Greenwood is short on printers  Ihis week, but long on editors.  The shortness will bo overcome in  a day or two.' Tho longs will be  eliminated as the grub-stake diminishes. Throe editors are more than  a printer and devil can hopo to  feed aud clothe.  Struck Her Limit.  Nikola Tesla, famous for his  original and daring electrical researches, said the other day of perpetual motion :  Itfiwill come. That is to say,  eoruething equal to or superior to  it will come. There is the Wright  machine, for instance. Doesn't  that solve the impossible problem  of a man lifting himself up by his  own boot strap's ?  Ambition, said Mr. Tescla, accomplishes daily miracles. Remember the ambitious hen.  Thi.s faithful creature always  laid an egg of the same size as the  Clipper Jokes.  Arthur Row, of Robert Ililliard's  company of "A Fool Tliere Was,"  has a friend, an officer in the army  at ono of tlie Western forts, who  told him this incident : A couple  of young fellows in the company,  having secured leave of absence  oue day to go to the nearest town,  returned late, overstaying their  time. Row tells how they squared  themselves and got by the sentry  without arrest. Arriving at the  lines they were met with the usual  challenge, >' Who goes there?"  "Friends," was the answer of  one of the young" delinquents, suggestively adding, "with a  bottle."  "Advance and present tbe countersign," said the sentry, softly���������  and tbe password got the boys  through the lines without furthei  delay.  One  porcelain.nest egg used on .her as  a decoy.  Perceiving his hen's intense ambition, the farmer put a porcelain  goose egg iu her nest. She laid a  goose egg.  Then the farmer, greatly pleased,  put in the nest a whitewashed football. The next time he visited the  barn he found in the nest an egg  as big as a football, but no hen  was in sight. ' lie took up the egg  aud saw engr.aved on it : .  " I'm no ostrich, but I've done  my best."���������New York  Telegram.  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  Dealer in Coal, Wood, Ties, '��������� Poles, etc.   Heavy-Teaming  to any part of the-District. ���������  Unequalled for Domestic Use."  of   Row's   college  friends  an inclination towards the  ministry, took a theological course,  finally being appointed  pastor of a  having  etc..  J. E. Cameron,  Leading Tajlor of the  Kootenays.  >tr faO  ust $4 a year  In Advance.  HORSE STRAYED.  Cnnu! into my ]>rfiini.-.ps a lay mure about nine  yearn old, nnd welching iilinut l'MO ponnils.  llrfiuil on left lihouMur I.-i un A nnd under It nn  M. Wire cut on li-ft front foot Owner can  inivutlic Mint; I>y pn vinf.- rxiicnxp-i.  A- (J. MKSK KK, Miilwny, U. C.  Kaslo, B. C.  ORgENWQQ  AND  J[any a fellow who has failed at  everything else, succeeds in marrying well.  Mormon ism teaches us that no  man is so much married that he  couldn't be more so.  Love laughs at locksmiths, but  fails to remember that he laughs  best who laughs last.  Some men would bo willing to  pay long distance telephone rates  to tell their troubles.  Practical Atheism.  Titus, 1:10���������They profess that  they know God, but iu works they  deny him.  There havo been some very good  and some very sincere people who  have found it impossible to believe  that there is a God. Some of them  have sought long and earnestly  for Him, and have not found Him.  The world about them, as they  have lived, have seemed to them  to shut Him out. And sorrowfully they havo given up the  search. Rut theyr have nevertheless gone on, living lives of kindness and purity and putting to  shame many who have professed a  more assured faith. Of them we  might almost say, inverting tbe  words of tbo text, "They profess  that they know not God, but their  works confess Him."  Such ' people have been called  atheists as a term of reproach, and  have often been looked upon in  horror by people whose lives were  far less lofty and pure. But, however that may be, let us not forget  that it is not atheists of this kind  who are spoken of in the Bible. It  is another kind of atheism altogether that tho Bible so severely  condemns, the atheism, not of the  man who thinks there is no God.  no is the practical atheist, who denies God in his works.  Boswell once asked Dr. Johnson  if the comedian. Foote were not an  infidel. "He is an infidel, sir, as  a dog is an infidel," was thc vigorous reply. " lie has never thought  on the matter." There is a good  deal  of_Jthis dog kind of infidelity  gratefully  small village church in Maine,  Thc salaiy was very small, and  tho members of the church did  what they did by way of donations. Pecks of potatoes, sides of  salt pork, cords of wood, small  amounts of butter, cheese,  were the usual offerings  received by the young devotee.  One donation, however, be drew  the line at, though with character  istic gentleness, he did not apprise the donor of the rejection of  her gift. Her seven-3'ear-old-son  was sent with it, delivering this  message :  Mother wants  to know if you  like chicken, and if you  do, here's  The Philosophy of Life.  Envy is almost the only vice that  is practical at all times aud in  every place, the only passion that  can never li.e quiet for want of irritation ; its eil'ects, therefore, are  everywhere discoverable, and its  attempts always to be dreaded.���������  Dr. Johnston.  It is easy to run" a business or  anything else on jawbone, -but  there comes a day when the creditor must be paid and then friendship ceases. Pay as you go, thus  avoiding strained relations and  preserving independence.  You find yourself refreshed by  the presence of cheerful people;  why not make an earnest effort to  confer that pleasure on others. Refrain from saying gloomy..- or cutting things and the result will be  pleasure and happiness.  Give us, O give us the man or  woman who sings at work.  Remember that Saul was the  biggest knocker recorded in scripture and he wa3 so disgusted with'  himself that he committed suicide.  Boost those who are earnestly trying.    Boost and be happy,  Remember the Methodist strawberry and cream feed this evening,  corner of Greenwood and Copper  streets. Rsal cream. Cake like  your mother manufactured.  A bill of fare never sounds good  enough to deceive people who havo  hung around hotels all their lives.  You may not hope to be unprejudiced. The next best chance,  then, is to have creditable prejudices.  Tho most uncertain ,thing in the  world is probably the tenor a man  makes up when there is singing. ,  - The inveterate croaker is a  gloomy creature, to be sure, but it  is doubtful if he is as annoying a?  the inveterate joker."  Probably ono reason.the women  think they nre faultless is that men  long since learned the futility of  trying to reform them.  If some women admitted that  they picked out the hats they 'wear  there would be strong evidence to  send them to the insane asylum.  Among quarrelsome fellows it's  only a step from a tiff to a biff.  What is man to'do ? He is mean  if he shews his temper at home,  aud people find out how mean he  is if he shows it away from home.  You may say -your' financial  judgment is pretty good ��������� if you aro  wise enough not to risk it bucking  tbe stock market or-board of trade.  ���������Atchison Globe. ���������  Wlddowson, Assayer, Nelson, B. C.  i\.     i_wo  ��������� . nelson,-B...0.  GKO. l\ \Vi3LT.S, Proprietor.  Firs't-class ��������� in everything.  Steam heat, electric light,  private ' baths. Telephone  in every room.' First-class  bar and barber shop.  'Bus meets all trains. -  '.  OK...  TRUHK3BHflS������������U5E?  ft surf ^    ���������  At Olalla   clover   and  timothy  were cut on the. 5th of June.  one,  giving the young minister  the basket containing the donation, aud turuing away with a  sob.  " What is the matter���������why do  you cry?" sympathizing!}7 asked  the minister.  "Cause that was my own little  chicken that mother killed," sobbed the boy ; "the poor little biddy  had a bad case of pip an' was  goin' to die onyway, an' mother  said it might as well be killed an'  do somebody some good," then adding the further information, "it  wouldn't have been good to eat if  it had died itself."  Needless to say, a distaut roadside was the burial place of the defunct bird.  Useful Books.  A young girl once asked Mark  Twaiu if lfo liked books for Christmas gifts. Well, that depends,  drawled the great humorist. If a  book has a leather cover it is really  valuable as a razor strop. If it is  a brief, concise work, such as the  French write, it is useful to put  under the short leg of a wabbly  table. An old-fashioned book with  a clasp can't be beat as a missile  to hurl at a dog; and a large book,  like a geography, is as good as a  piece of tin to nail over a broken  pane of glass.���������Christian Register.  Al. Sanderson returned this week  from the east. His nephew came  west with him.  The Furniture Man  fflbSsF^sr  , Kosslaiu!  Is the leading hotel' of the"  city, and the home of tourists,  mining men and commercial  travelers.  Do not miss it when visiting the famous Golden City.  . B. Commas; manager.  'PHONE 16.  nelson, i?. c. '  '.- - ' wholesale  dealers in;  Produce   and'o Provisions  - The White House Cafe iu Nelson is next to the postofiice, right  in the heart of the city and is  noted for its excellent coffee and  shrot orders. Visitors to the city  should not fail to drop in aud have  a meal cooked by white labor.  paying as I  notice  you  Leaves Greenwood for Spokane  afc.7 a. in., aud for Oroville at U:30  J. McDoNKU,.  LOWERY'S CLAIM  Purine the 87 months that Lowery.'H  plairuwds nn earth it iliil bji������iri(!fl-i all  over the' world, ft "wis' the' nnwt  Vjh'jmic.'iurlepewlent' ond fearless j'our-  fialuYor produced in Cniiailii. Political  juul tlienlogiu'tl oncinroB pursued It with  f\'iu venom of a rrittleHiidke until the  LrWriimiitit'shut it out of the m;ills,  mtl its editor ccawirt to ptihlieh ir.  priitlv on account of a 'lazy liver and  fiartly because it takes a pile of money  jo run a paper thai is outlawed. 'Jhero  ire Btill 26 different nditlons of thin con  earth did he  I suppose be-  marrying   in  Wigg': I believe  go. Wngg :' Yes,  don't go very much.  Hoax: Why on  mairy her? Joax :  cause tliere is no  heaven.  It sometimes happens that a letter is opened by mistake, also a  man who is operated on for appendicitis.  Hany a bride would go homo to  mamma if it wasn't for all the  pretty things she has her house  furnished with.  He : So' you don't believe in  long engagement*, eh? She : No,  I've never been engaged to a man  whose money lasted very long.  After five years of married life  Jsmned journal in nrlni  iliU'gvt out! orfiw fi"  love bccoincrf bo  thoroughly sea-  rlnt.   Send 10cents I sonpd with duty' that it" becomes  'I������������LU'?>wM difficult to teH what was tho original article.  "  K.T LOWERY.  preenwood, B. 0-  among us all. We go in the same  careless, self-centered way, just as  if tho rather we profess to believe  in were dead.  A man's real creed is the life he  leads.    What we, in our heart of  hearts believe, works itself out in  every   thought   we   think,   every  word we say, and every act we do.  Life unfolds itself from within outward.    And if oho   Father is in  our hearts we will show it iirour  lives.    We do this simply by being  what ho is.    God  is love, and he  that dwclleth in  love dwelleth in  God and He in him. And if a man  say,   I  love God, and  bateth   his  brother, he is a liar.    And God is  also truth  as well  aB love, and if  we love not the tr'utli wo deny him,  too.    The   stars   above   us   move  around their vast orbits in solemn  silence, but they speak a   language  more expressive than   words.    We  hear them  Forever sin^ins" ns they shino  Tho hand that made un in divine  In  the same  way,  every pure  thought and every unselfish deed  speaks to the mtiu  who has ears to  hear, of the good  Father abovo.  'j'hoy all come to Hiin.    'fGod is  greater than our hearts,?' and if  we find a spark of lovo and truth  Forgetful  A minister's wife, a doctor's  wife and a traveling man's wife  met one day recently and were  talking about the forgetftilness of  their husbands.  The minister's wifo thought her  husband was tho .most forgetful  man living, because ho would go  to church and forget his notes and  no ono could make out what he  was trying to preach about.  The doctor's wife thought her  husband was the most forgetful, for  he weuld often start or.t to see a  patient and forget his medicine  case and, therefore travel miles for  nothing.  Well, said the graveling man's  wife, my husband beats that. lie  came home the other day and patted me on tlie cheek and said : " I  believo I havo -seen you bufore,  little girl.    What is your name V"  How Sad I  Their meeting it was sudden,  And it was very sad ;  She sacrificed her dear young life���������  'Twas all the life she had.  She's sleeping 'neath the daisies,  She's resting .peacefully now ;  There's always something doing  When a freight train meets a cow.  o He who can  stand  for the right  can stand before kings.  The just and unjust are side by  side in prison and out.  Selected.  Doubt is the first sign of frost  on a love affair.  It is often the case that a man  Hbould ask his neighbors to forgive  him, iustead of the Lord.  A boy doesn't care much for a  compliment for himself, but he  greatly appreciates one for his dog.  Anytning from the Kitchen  to the office.  Also Trunks and Traveling  Bacs.  A. L. WHITE  The Furniture Man.  NELSON, B. C.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Insurance and  Fruit Lands.  CORRESPONDENCE   {SOLICITED.  RAILWAY  RETURN" EXCURSION RATES  moat  Get your Raztrs Honed;  and your Baths at  Fraw ley's  Barber . . ,  Shop, Greenwood,  The  Bridesville  TO  THE CLUB  Gigar Store  Tobaccos, Pipes, and all other  Smokers' supplies. JSText door  to Pacific hotel.  -  JAS. DRUil  Provides Tasty Meals"and  Good Rooms for Travelers.  Tourists always welcome.  ��������� TH03- WALSH  Proprietor.  Tho McKinlcy  has seven feet of  torn of tbe shaft.  mine at Orient  ore in tho bot-  Tho Kootenay Cigar Co. of Nelson have in the Royal Seal a cigar  that is known and smoked between  the wheut country^, and the blue  Pacific.    ' ���������������������������������������������' ���������-   '.."���������"  MINKKAh'ACT  Certificate of Improvements  '��������� NOHOE  "Iii'xlcon" Mlnoml Claim, Dltunto In tho Gronn-  m-oimI  MIiilriR DIvlfllon  of Yula District:  \yiioro located! bliylurk Gump (Soutli),  TAKE NOTICE tint I. J.iiniHt S. HJrnin.'Kroo  Minor's Cortiflmitn Nn. JlirW'IO, for siilf awl Clias,  M.Tyo, I'Vcu Minor's Certlfii-.ito No Hnw it ml  Syilnuy M- Johnson, Free Minur'H uertlflcuto  No. JftilBW), Ulnktnil, nlxly iIiijh from Uiodnto  horoof, to apply to tlio MlnliiK ileooi"d'ir for a  OrMflcAto of Im|irovcmpritn. for tho i>urpo������o of  olitiilntiiK a Crown Onuit to tho ahovo elnlm.  And furthur tulio liotlco that -action, under  itcctlori 87. must' bo commenced' beforo tuc  tauanro of bucIi Cortllloatoof JmprovBmonla  Dated thla Dili duy of Junn, A. O, IMS,   '���������  ���������".������������������������������������      ��������� '   "    JAMEB S, B1KNIE.  Tickets on sale daily, May  29th' to Oct. 14th. Final return limit If) clays. Corresponding fares from other  points.   Tickets at  REDUCED HATES  Will also be on sale on  June 2nd and 3rd,  July 2nd and 3rd,  August 11th and 12th,  TO EASTERN DESTINATIONS  in Canada and the United  States,  with choice of routes and final  return limit of Oct. J} 1st  For full particulars apply to  E. It. Uhiu'Atii,  Agent, Greenwood, B. C.  J. E. TuocTon,  I), P. A., Calgary, Alta.  ote  Greenrjuood,-S. C.  The oldest hotel in thc city, and still  under tho siuno mann^emeiit. Roornu  comfortable, meals equal to any iii tho  city, anil the bar sppplioa only the best.  Comer of Greenwood and Govornnient  streots.  J, W. JSlelsoti  LaSceview = Hotel  NELSONr,B.C.   .  >  Is a home for Miners.    Rates $1  a day.   All White Help.  N. MAr.I.KTXK     -      -      PllOI'KIETOK ���������  Regular monthly mootlnjraof  Greenwood lodao. No. 28, A. F.  & A. M.,.nro held on the first  Thursday in encli month in Fraternity hall, Wood block, Government  street, Greenwood. Visiting brethren  are cordially inyitod to nttonil.  JAS, S. 1J1KNUC,'Secretary,  W.F.  Greenwood Miners'  Union, No. 22, \V.  F. M., meets every  Saturday evening in Union Hall, Copper street, Grconwood, at 7:110. '  Also In hall nt   Mother Lode mlnq  Fridav evenings nt 7 :R0.  GI',0. IIKATFIMUTON, Secretary.  Frank Fletcher  Provincial Land StmvKYOit,  NeJBO'n, B. C.  The Hotel Slocan  Three Forks, II. C, is the leading  hotel of the city,   Mountain trou*  nnd   gnmc dinners   a   specialty;  ��������� Roonisj-cscrved by telegraph.  " "  Hugh HivEN.,Frop  ���������M  'A  cr*

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